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Old 12-16-2003, 02:11 AM   #1
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hooking up to internet w/ LAN


I have this Debian computer.

It has KDE with Konquerer browser

It has ICEwm too.

I want to hook this computer to the cable internet on a LAN connection to a 4 sockets to a cat5 cable router box.

I don't have the foggiest clue where to start. I just fired this Linux machine up for the first time.

I know almost nothing about it. I don't know a thing about the keyboard interface techniques of Linux.


Could someone please help me?
 
Old 12-16-2003, 02:26 AM   #2
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If you didn't have to do anything special for other machines on the network, then most likely you just need to configure it to use dhcp and it'll sort itself out automatically.
Otherwise you normally set your gateway and DNS(or sometimes your ISP's DNS) to the internal ip of your router.
 
Old 12-17-2003, 10:51 PM   #3
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No I didn't in the other machine. Windows 2000 has a networking icon I clicked on and it prompted me through a bunch of things.

This KDE GUI has different names for different things.

so okay how do I "just configure it to use DHCP"?


"DHCP




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DHCP



(Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) Software that automatically assigns IP addresses to client stations logging onto a TCP/IP network. It eliminates having to manually assign permanent IP addresses. DHCP software typically runs in servers and is also found in network devices such as ISDN routers and modem routers that allow multiple users access to the Internet. Newer DHCP servers dynamically update the DNS servers after making assignments. See APIPA, DNS, DDNS and WINS."

http://www.techweb.com/encyclopedia/...=DHCP&x=38&y=9
 
Old 12-17-2003, 10:57 PM   #4
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Here I go further. IN the KDE equivalent of "windows start menu" where it has the big "K" in the lower left corner.


The menu has preferences ---> Network---->

and then it is giving me another sub menu of:

Email
Preferences
Protocols
SOCKS
Windows Shares



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Old 12-17-2003, 11:03 PM   #5
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OH AND IN THE ORIGINAL BIG "K" "start menu"


there's an option that says "ADSL/PPPOE configuration"

Let's see what happens when I left click that

there's another window that titLed "pppoeconf!"

It says " Please become root before running pppoeconf!

Please return to continue:

I try to log in to text terminal as root (taxt window)

CTL + ALT + T

and nothing seems to be happening.

What's wrong?
 
Old 12-17-2003, 11:06 PM   #6
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In the mean time let's see what all these acronyms are:

"ADSL/PPPOE"

PPPoE




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PPPoE



(Point-to-Point Protocol Over Ethernet) A standard for incorporating the popular PPP protocol, widely used for dial-up Internet connections, into a cable modem connection that uses Ethernet as its transport to the carrier's facilities. Used by a large number of cable modem providers, PPPoE supports the protocol layers and authentication widely used in PPP and enables a point-to-point connection to be established in the normally multipoint architecture of Ethernet. A discovery process in PPPoE determines the Ethernet MAC address of the remote device in order to establish a session. See PPP, Ethernet and PPPoA.

ADSL




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ADSL -- See DSL.
ADSL
Asymmetric DSL shares the same line as the telephone, because it uses higher frequencies than the voice band. However, a POTS splitter must be installed on the customer's premises to separate the line between voice and ADSL. A version of ADSL, known as G.lite, Universal ADSL, ADSL Lite and splitterless ADSL, is geared to the consumer. It eliminates the splitter and associated installation charge, but all phones on the line must plug into low-pass filters to isolate them from the higher ADSL frequencies. ADSL is available in two modulation schemes: Discrete Multitone (DMT) or Carrierless Amplitude Phase (CAP). See CDSL, G.shdsl, ATU-C and ATU-R.


it's not hooked to the telephone line. it's hooked to cable modem via 4 socket router

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Old 12-18-2003, 04:25 AM   #7
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try starting your terminal command line and type: "su" (no quotes)
then enter the root password
then type netconfig. that should take you through the setup. for domain just enter whatever you want...

I'm no expert but I think that could help you.
 
  


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