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Old 12-22-2003, 06:45 PM   #1
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Internet Connection


hey,

I am trying to set up my internet connection on red hat and I have some trouble.
First of all, I have a DSL- modem with a dsl connection (AOL), it is connected throught my usb port as well as through my ethernet card. Red Hat has found my ethernet card and my modem.
I don't need to run the aol software. As of right now, I am using AOL just with a a PPPoe connection over windows without the AOL Software.
I don't really knwo where to start in order to start my internet running.
I tried to use the Networc COnenction WIzard, but I got lost, and when I tried to activate whatever I did (I am sure it was wrong) it could not activate it.
can soemone please give me a detailed description of how to start this whole thing?

THank you.
 
Old 12-22-2003, 06:54 PM   #2
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you need roaring penguin ppoe ^^
get it at -> http://www.roaringpenguin.com/produc...ppoe/index.php
if you don't have it installed
afterwards run `adsl-setup`
could be you have to recompile youre kernel....but you'll find the details in TFM ^^
I can't help you much more since I (fortunately ^^) have a different ISP =P

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Old 12-22-2003, 10:19 PM   #3
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Until you are able to do that other stuff (like recompiling your kernel) or some one who knows a simpler way can help you.

Is yor dsl service static or dynamic ? (ip address)
If its dynamic you could try releasing your ip lease while in windows, shut down right away without opening any internet stuff, and booting to Red hat. Then try the Gui autoconfig tools again.

Good luck and (I've been meaning to check on this, but anyway)
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Old 12-22-2003, 11:20 PM   #4
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I don't really understand. I know that I get a new ip every time I get online.
What's GUI? Sorry this is all new to me.
 
Old 12-22-2003, 11:25 PM   #5
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Sorry, Graphical User Interface,
A lot of what you will do with linux will probably be done from a command line as far as troubleshooting.
 
Old 12-22-2003, 11:30 PM   #6
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I see, so GUI is like saying windows since it's a graphical user interface. Wheras with command lines you mean soemthign like DOS? I really want to learn this. By the way is there anything I can do when I forget my username and password to login into linux?
 
Old 12-22-2003, 11:31 PM   #7
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You have dynamic ip address.
Its possible your ip is kind of "linked" to windows temporarily, I think ip leases last about 4 hrs.
Which version of windows are you running?
 
Old 12-22-2003, 11:31 PM   #8
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Windows XP Prof.
 
Old 12-22-2003, 11:34 PM   #9
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If you open the "run" dialog box and type in "command" a dos type window should open up
 
Old 12-22-2003, 11:37 PM   #10
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I see. That's where I type in all the commands I always see on websites when they helpout with something?
Sometimes people recommend me to downlaod certain software and install it. I have to download it with windows and then run it on linux. And usualy it's a tar file. What is that? How can I get them from windows to linux and get them run?
 
Old 12-22-2003, 11:42 PM   #11
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Slow down,
 
Old 12-22-2003, 11:43 PM   #12
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I cant help with user name and password, sorry I havent dealt with that problem yet
 
Old 12-22-2003, 11:44 PM   #13
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Youll get your linux online and wont need windows as a go between
 
Old 12-22-2003, 11:48 PM   #14
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I was referring to winxp pro,

If you open the run dialog box and type in "command" you can "release" your ip address thats currently set , then boot to Red hat and try your config tools again.
 
Old 12-22-2003, 11:52 PM   #15
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I can tell you how to release the ip address, its very simple and wont hurt anything. This is what I had to do when I first got my internet working with linux.

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