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Old 08-24-2005, 08:00 PM   #1
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How to use Linux to connect to broadband?


Hello, i am a newbie. I use Fedora core 4.
I am in malaysia, my broadband service is called Streamyx, to log in in windows, i need a ADSL modem, using ethernet interface.
The login id is : sjmok@streamyx
passwordL: gen777
How to do this in linux?
 
Old 08-24-2005, 08:02 PM   #2
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lol..i wouldn't put ur login name and password on the internet.

If it uses a web interface, you should be able to access in in linux. How do you normally access your login?
 
Old 08-24-2005, 08:29 PM   #3
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the broadband service recognise my tel line, even you know my ID and Password, you can't use it!
In windows, i use connection wizard to setup a broadband connection, just key in my ID and psw, then it will log in.
So, in Fedora, how can i do it?
 
Old 08-24-2005, 08:31 PM   #4
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The ADSL modem is connected to phone line, and another end to my Laptop thru LAN cable. I may use also USB cable.
 
Old 08-24-2005, 08:36 PM   #5
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Is your laptop a duel boot Linux/Windows machine... Either way I would suggest getting a router... That is what I use to connect several Windows and Linux machines using a Cable connection... I have used DSL as well and in principal is the same...

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Old 08-24-2005, 09:32 PM   #6
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Why nobody understand my question?
I'm asking, in linux, how to setup my broadband connection?
 
Old 08-24-2005, 09:43 PM   #7
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One way is to open up a terminal (if you are using a gui) and type "setup" <enter> (without the " ")

This will bring up a setup page.

from there hit the down arrow key to "Network Configuration" <enter> (to run tool)

if you setup your connection through Ethernet then choose "Ethernet" <enter>

from there your on your own. If it is anything like cable it shouldn't be that hard. However, i have never used DSL so i could be wrong.

hope it helps
 
Old 08-25-2005, 04:26 AM   #8
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It sounds like you're using pppoe (Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet) to connect to your ISP with Windows, so you should be able to do the same with Linux. I know very little about Fedora, but if it has the rp-pppoe package available you should be able to set it up quite easily.

As I recall - and bear in mind I used it with Slackware, so it may differ slightly in Fedora - all I had to do was type "adsl-setup" in a root terminal and follow the prompts. Once set up, the command was "adsl-start" to connect and "adsl-stop" to disconnect.

As kencaz said, much easier to buy a router, but it certainly worked well enough for me.
 
Old 08-25-2005, 06:30 AM   #9
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i will try it, thanks.
 
Old 08-25-2005, 07:05 AM   #10
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have you gone to your ISP website and looked there, if they have a search field type in the word linux and then look for words like connection. ISP's will sometimes have a illustrated manual on how to set up broadband on linux os on their webpage

here is an example from the tiscali service
http://www.tiscali.co.uk/help/connec...inux_kppp.html

is this what you are talking about?

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Old 08-26-2005, 03:35 AM   #11
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can i use kppp command to do it?
 
Old 08-26-2005, 07:52 AM   #12
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I don't think kppp handles PPPoE, but I'm not really sure. I've used rp-pppoe to connect to both Verizon and SBC DSL here in the US and it works well. You can probably also use the built-in ppp program (this is what I use on my OpenBSD gateway), but its configuration is a bit trickier. In cany case, Google can tell you more about rp-pppoe and pppoe on Linux in general.
 
Old 09-08-2005, 07:14 PM   #13
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i have done it, thanks
 
  


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