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Old 12-21-2006, 12:13 AM   #1
sudhirbabu
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Hello,

i have just recently installed Fedora Linux on my PC (P4 512 MB ram). everything just works fine. but i have only one issue. While reboot FC5 connects to internet automatically. i connect to internet using the ADSL modem. i would like to verify the userid and password using which it is connecting. Can someone tell me where to look for this information. To connect to my ISP, i need an authenticated userid and password.

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Old 12-21-2006, 12:37 AM   #2
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While reboot FC5 connects to internet automatically.
Does the connection work? If so, your id/password are probably saved in your ADSL modem.
 
Old 12-21-2006, 08:32 AM   #3
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How would the user ID and password get stored in the modem? Seems more likely that they got built in to some kind of config file.

For the OP: How did this system get set up? ie did you--or anyone--ever configure the system to connect without a password? if so, how?

I don't remember how Fedora does things, but--in general--you will find relevant configuration files in /etc under headings like network--something. This will help you find the right files:
find /etc -name "network*" (finds all directories and files beginning with "network")
 
Old 12-21-2006, 08:41 AM   #4
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How would the user ID and password get stored in the modem? Seems more likely that they got built in to some kind of config file.
A lot of ADSL modems have either a web-interface or script that stores the id/password in the modem when the user first hooks it to his pc.

From his story, I gathered that he could connect. As he recently reinstalled the pc, yet does not remember putting in his username/password for internet, it must have been set earlier and not on the pc......
 
Old 12-24-2006, 09:15 AM   #5
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I hope I'm not insulting anyone by pointing out something you already know, but I think I see a possible "culture clash" here:

In the US, ADSL is usually "served" by an external DSL "modem" which is connected by ethernet to the computer. It is then accessed through ethn.

In the UK (& Europe?) ADSL is often/usually(?) "served" by an internal DSL "modem" card w/o any ethernet involved. I have never set one of these up, so I have no idea what ifconfig would show. I do know that SmoothWall Express, a dedicated firewall distro from the UK, can be very confusing to set up for a 1st-timer in the US, because all references to "DSL" do not apply.


OP, How did this system get set up? -- especially is your DSL "modem" internal or external?
 
  


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