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Old 08-08-2005, 09:00 AM   #1
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Issue with a Westell 6100 xDSL modem


Hi everyone,

Okay, so I have RedHat 9.0 running on a box at home, I set it up to familiarize myself with the linux distro for school, and I'm having problems getting my system connected to the internet. I can access the modem's configuration page, login, and when I run a test diagnostic from the config page, it gets a return ping from every website I enter except westell.com, which perplexed me. I run a full diagnostic from the modem's config page, and it returns with all pass, except the IP (obviously, because it pings westell.com and returns a failure). I try to view a website (google.com for instance) and it gives me a DNS error. I'm using BellSouth, and so far their tech support, and my teachers at school have proved useless to helping me figure out what's wrong with my system. I'm using westell 6100 modem, PPPoE.

Anyone have any ideas?
 
Old 08-08-2005, 09:37 AM   #2
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Do I have to do anything special to get the DHCP client on my PC to recognise the modem as a DHCP server? If so, what?
 
Old 08-08-2005, 10:22 AM   #3
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There's gotta be someone out there with some insight into this problem, I've tried just about everything I can think of, down to editing the eth0 dhcp config files manually, and no success.
 
Old 08-08-2005, 10:26 AM   #4
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Just to clarify:

You're using the RH9 box as the client or another system?

Is the modem connected via USB or an ethernet card?

Are you using the modem's ability to NAT or are you having your system provide the PPoE auth?

It sounds like you're letting the modem handle that part but I wanted to find out for certain.
 
Old 08-08-2005, 10:29 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by deoren
Just to clarify:

You're using the RH9 box as the client or another system?

Is the modem connected via USB or an ethernet card?

Are you using the modem's ability to NAT or are you having your system provide the PPoE auth?

It sounds like you're letting the modem handle that part but I wanted to find out for certain.
I'm trying to connect as a single client through a westell external modem on a bellsouth DSL line. Over ethernet, and I'm not that familliar with linux at the moment, at least not with setting up a connection from scratch like this. The modem it's self handles the NAT I believe.
 
Old 08-08-2005, 10:34 AM   #6
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What's your output from
Code:
cat /etc/resolv.conf
?
 
Old 08-08-2005, 10:49 AM   #7
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Output? I'm not really sure, I'm using the automatic network configuration tool with the GNOME GUI. Like I said, I can access the modem's configuration page by entering the modem's IP into the mozilla browser and I can log onto the bellsouth network, but I'm having trouble getting any internet connectivity in any way to work. Can't view webpages etc... so I don't know if its a problem with my dhcp settings, or my dns settings.
 
Old 08-08-2005, 10:50 AM   #8
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No. What is your output from running
Code:
cat /etc/resolv.conf
from a terminal?

Last edited by deoren; 08-08-2005 at 10:55 AM.
 
Old 08-08-2005, 10:52 AM   #9
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so I don't know if its a problem with my dhcp settings, or my dns settings.
Can you visit the page below with the system that is giving you problems?

http://216.109.118.71/
 
Old 08-08-2005, 10:53 AM   #10
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No. What is your output from running cat
Code:
/etc/resolv.conf
from a terminal?
I'm at work at the moment, I'll check it out when I get home. I'll post the output tonight or tomorrow.
 
Old 08-08-2005, 10:54 AM   #11
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Can you visit the page below with the system that is giving you problems?

http://216.109.118.71/
Almost guaranteed that I can't, I tried using just IP for webaddress and it turned up negative, too.
 
  


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