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Old 07-01-2003, 05:42 PM   #1
assaflavie
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Question Help setting up ADSL on RH9


I'd appreciate some help with setting up my ADSL connection on RH.
I've got an ADSL modem that's connected to my computer via a LAN card and they way I connect to the internet under Windows is by setting up a "VPN Connection".
I can't seem to find the equivalent config on RH (I'm very new to this).

The details of the connection on Windows are:

NIC:
Connected to the modem
Has static IP

VPN:
PPTP type connection
Host is a known static IP
Obtains IP and gateway from host
Have user name/password
has optional encryption with PAP and SPAP enabled

How can I setup this configuration on RH?
Thanks.
 
Old 07-01-2003, 09:23 PM   #2
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Perhaps try ifconfig to see if RH has loaded the modules.
If no, perhaps you need to drive the LAN Card.

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Old 07-02-2003, 05:09 AM   #3
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Which modules are those?
And how does one 'drive the LAN card'?
 
Old 07-02-2003, 09:47 AM   #4
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open redhat-config-network it is a very easy to use application just like the one in windows
 
Old 07-02-2003, 12:18 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by assaflavie
Which modules are those?
And how does one 'drive the LAN card'?
Hello, I am relatively new to all this too - have spent about a week trying to get my Speedtouch USB modem working with RH9 - hope I can help though.

Open your terminal and type in ifconfig - you should get back the ip of yourself 127.0.0.1 and below it your modem connection in my case ppp0 and my ip address of xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx and also lots of other stuff too (ignore all this for now)

If you see your usual IP from your ISP you're actually connected - and if you are but still can't get on the net like what happened to myself - you may want to try and reconfigure your DNS settings. They can be found in /etc/resolv.conf - this was the big problem for me!

nameserver xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
nameserver xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

should be the nameserver(s) of your ISP. If this was the problem then you should be able to connect. BUT if you never got past the ifconfig part - what he means by "driving the LAN" is that you are going to have to try and install a driver for you particular LAN card! If this ain't up and runnning then you won't get a connection either! Your modules are the driver parts you have installed already i.e. your ppp etc.

Hope this helped!?

Cheers,
Yad.

Last edited by trout21; 07-02-2003 at 12:26 PM.
 
Old 07-02-2003, 12:38 PM   #6
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nakkaya, I did and I couldn't find the right type of conneciton there. Basically I tried every kind of connection I could create... More specifically, how do I create a PPTP connection using that utility?

yaduk, my problem is that I don't know how to set up a PPTP connection. There's no chance I'm already connected since my ISP requires me to log on with a name and password.
 
Old 07-02-2003, 12:49 PM   #7
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Hiya, sorry - but if you go to this page

http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/

it will tell you about your tunneling protocol and how to setup linux to reach your VPN.

Hope this helps instead.

Cheers,
Yad.
 
Old 07-02-2003, 02:13 PM   #8
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Yea, I've been there. I'm in the process now of trying to copy the rpm file into my linux partition.. so far unsuccessfuly.
Yes I know it's pathetic...
I posted this as another thread but basically I can't see files that were copied unto a floppy in windows under linux. Weird.
While in linux i copied a file onto a floppy. Later, in Windows, I formatted the floppy, came back to linux - the file is still there! And it wasn't a quick format either.

Oh well, anyway once I get this pptp program installed I'll probably have more intelligent questions to ask. Thanks for helping so far.
 
Old 07-02-2003, 05:16 PM   #9
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scratch that. i found a way to connect via pppoe so now im trying it out, will tell you if it worked.
 
Old 07-02-2003, 05:55 PM   #10
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yep, it worked. connected throught pppoe now.
Thanks all for helping.
 
  


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