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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.
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.
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.