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Ok, i installed Ubuntu the other day and went to set up my network.
Little did I know how troublesome the whole thing would be with this damned modem, anyway.
As I said, its a D-Link DSL-200 B1.
Ive downloaded and unpacked both eciadsl drivers and sync files, PPPoE and PPP.
Right. No problems.
I type eciadsl-start.
Everything goes swimminly, or appears to.
I sync up.
My little ADSL light is going strong on my modem.
But still, I cant do anything on the net.
I type ifconfig.
I cant really remember what it said. (Im running a dual-boot. So I have to constantly log out of Ubuntu and back onto windows to search for help)
It comes up with an Eth0 description and an L0 description.
I noticed that neither were sending or recieving and packets.
RX and TX packets I think it was.
Now, I did a search and i've seen people posting things about tan0 and tun0 connections, which showed up when they typed in ifconfig. Being a linux newbie, im not really sure what these terms mean and how to configure them appropriately.
In windows, my modem connects with a PPPoA. It 'dials-up' by just authenticating my user-name and password.
If anyone could give me some help with how to configure my settings to get it up and running, i'd appreciate it alot.
(Ive been working about 6 hours straight on this thing XD)