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Old 01-18-2005, 11:39 PM   #1
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DSL on Linux?? How to setup???


Im running DSL on Windows 2000. I am dual booting with Mandrake 9.1 Linux.

My question is, how could I setup my DSL on Linux???? Please explain the steps. I am very very and still new to Linux.

I have a DSL Modem running a dynamic IP service. And plus the way I get in is that I use a dialer called WinPoet on Windows 2000.

Please help. I also want this DSL on Linux too.
 
Old 01-18-2005, 11:49 PM   #2
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You don't need any dialer for DSL. The connection already exists and it just needs to be seen and accounted for by the operating system.

Your installation of MandrakeLinux should have taken care of this; but you can go into the Mandrake Control Panel and make it work, most likely. However, I've found that with DSL the Control Panel sometimes acts very stupid.

If using the Control Panel doesn't work, you can re-install Mandrake as an "upgrade" instead of an "install." This will preserve everything you've done so far but should allow you to get the DSL working during the installation ("upgrade") process.

You don't need to specify primary or secondary DNS for the internet provider; the system will find out what they are. You will just need to give your username for logging onto the service provider's network, and the password you use. The system will remember these and DSL can be started automatically every time you boot, if you want.
 
Old 01-19-2005, 12:04 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by jonr
You don't need any dialer for DSL. The connection already exists and it just needs to be seen and accounted for by the operating system.
Not always true. In fact, very rarely true. Unless the OP has a router, has a DDM-enabled modem, or is actually on a DHCP line (relatively rare), then they're going to need a PPPoE/PPPoA/PPTP program to access their DSL line.
 
Old 01-19-2005, 12:08 AM   #4
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Originally posted by scuzzman
Not always true. In fact, very rarely true. Unless the OP has a router, has a DDM-enabled modem, or is actually on a DHCP line (relatively rare), then they're going to need a PPPoE/PPPoA/PPTP program to access their DSL line.
I didn't realize pppoe was considered a "dialer." To me a dialer is part of a dial-up modem that actually dials a telephone number. With DSL, of course, there's no number to dial--the connection's already existing.

I have Roaring Penguin pppoe as my interface to DSL in Mandrake--but it was installed automatically at installation time, no further intervention needed.
 
Old 01-19-2005, 12:23 AM   #5
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Ok GREAT I GOT CONNECTED

This is how:

I went to the Mandrake Control Center and under Network/Interent Configuration, It was easy but it took some time.

But, one problem, how could I connect without logging on to Mandrake Control Center and connecting through there???

Where could I locate the dialer for the DSL modem???? Like on Windows 2000, I use whats called WinPoet and when I click on Start in connects me.

How could do that in Mandrake Linux???? without logging on to the MCC???? Im soooooooo HAPPY
 
Old 01-19-2005, 12:48 AM   #6
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All I want to know where is the PPPoe that I could access to connect. I am connected, but how could I disconnect IF I dont want to???

In other words, when I bootup linux, where is the PPPoe to connect to the DSL??? I have already installed the pppoe from my CD.
 
Old 01-19-2005, 12:51 AM   #7
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I'm a very new newbie, I had similar questions. All I did was start the PC into Red Hat 9 and everything was configured during boot-up. I stall haven't touched a single setting and I've used it for a month.
 
Old 01-19-2005, 01:04 AM   #8
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There must be a way to to control the DSL connection. On Windows 2000 I have a dialer (sort of) and when you click on start your connected.

But in Mandrake, I have to login as root and I have to connect through there. Im looking for something like a KPPP which I could see.

Just like that WinPoet DSL Connection window, Its there on my desktop (the icon) and whenever I click on it Im connected.
 
Old 01-19-2005, 01:20 AM   #9
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This is just a guess, but reboot, and try typing
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rp-pppoe
at a command line and tell me if it connects you.
 
Old 01-19-2005, 01:31 AM   #10
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I just logged off Linux. I will try it sometime later.

But like I said, I always have to go through the Mandrake Control Center and press the Connect button from there.

Theres got to be a way of doing this the easier way. I also installed the pppoe package from one the CDs but I have trouble on where it went.

Please explain how to this. But the good news is that I was able to connect. my DSL.
 
Old 01-19-2005, 01:54 AM   #11
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I tried the command under the Shell terminal but no luck. I still got in under MCC/Internet-Configuration/ and pressed connect.

The whole window is called Network Monitoring. But theres got to be a shortcut to get in.
 
Old 01-19-2005, 02:45 AM   #12
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What was the pppoe package called that you installed?
You can probably type that at a console
 
Old 01-19-2005, 08:35 AM   #13
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If your MandrakeLinux is set up correctly, you can, as root, type in a console: adsl-stop and it will disconnect you; again as root type adsl-start and it will reconnect, simple as that.

To do this you have to have the service called adsl started at boot time. Go into the Mandrake Control Panel, and under System>>Services find adsl and check the box for it to "start at boot" (I think that's how it reads). From then on you should have your automatic connection at boot time, and be able to control it as I wrote above.
 
  


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