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Old 12-09-2005, 05:45 PM   #1
chiraz
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dsl internet suse 10 (GNOME)


Hi,

I am extremely new at installing stuff in Linux. Well, I am using GNOME under Suse 10 and I have the very common problem with the internet connection. I found a forum where is described how to install a livebox in gnome. But since I only get my livebox in a few weeks I am still stucked to my old modem. This works fine under windows xp, but heh I want to move to the real thing, linux. So who can help me with this?
I will give the description I have ( by the way all I did under windows was installing a few drivers and all worked):
Device name: HM121dp USB ADSL WAN MODEM
Device type: isdn
Server type:PPP
Transports: TCP/IP
Authentication: PAP
Compression: (none)
PPP: multilink off
And then there is the IP link of the server and client.

B.T.W. a cook book explenation is extremely wellcome here.
I tried configuring in Yast but this seems only to work during installation.

cheers,
chiraz
 
Old 01-08-2006, 06:36 PM   #2
toaster.waffle
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At first I was like "DSL... PPP?!" To the best of my knowledge, ADSL uses PPPoE and standard ethernet cards (which are widely supported by linux). Since I was a bit confused by this, I did a Google search and found something (in ENGLISH!)

Quote:
Origninal post: http://www.crynwr.com/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi/1/17032
On Mon, 31 Jan 2005, A Amezoug wrote:

> I have a usb ericsson HM121dp that doest seem to be working in suse
> linux 9.2. After a long search i found winmodem. I have followed the
> instruction and it made a few txt files but i dont understand them.
> Could you plaese help me with finding the right drivers for this modem?

You have used scanModem which is made for conventional voice lines
modems.
You have one such modem in your computer. It is an Intel 536ep, for
which a SuSE 9.1 driver, which may work under SuSE 9.2 (same 2.6 kernel
family, see README at the download place). You will find it at the address
shown in ModemData.txt

But the modem which you ask about, Ericsson HM121DP is an USB **ADSL**
modem. We deal ONLY with voice line modems here, not with ADSL.
If you believe http://eciadsl.flashtux.org/modems.php?lang=en&modem=55 ,
this modem is not supported under Linux. However, you should not take this
as a final word because model HM120DP is claimed to be supported.

So it is not clear to me what you ask, and if you do ask about the ADSL
modem, this is not the place.

Jacques
So basically, there are two kinds of modems: hardware, and software. The hardware ones tend to work perfectly in linux. The software ones on the other hand are appropriately referred to as "WinModems". This is because the modems only work with Windows.

"WinModems are not Modems!" is a good site ( http://www.devidal.tv/~chris/winmodems/ ) and resource for modems under linux information.

I'm still curious, is your ADSL ethernet? I have ADSL and my ISP gave me an external "modem" (which looks like a router) which has RJ45 (CAT5 cable) which I connect into an ethernet card in my pc.

Good luck!

Last edited by toaster.waffle; 01-08-2006 at 06:40 PM.
 
  


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