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i've got the driver from d ppl who provided me the broadband connection!! the cd came along wid my modem!!! it contains d usb driver for mac, win n linux! getting a recent one thats another prob!!! i googled out for USB driver for linux (MT882 ..my modem provided by bsnl broadband) but its hard to find that!!! i guess configuring net via ethernet is d last option left!! i'll need to buy ethernet card den!!
its all of no use it says that the usb router is detected and installed. i just requires a pppoe configuration to start the internet connection. fedora has mostly all hardware support and i have the same router and fedora7 and every thing worked out of box. so no need to worry about usb drivers and other stuff. just setup pppoe and start browsing.
AS u said i've done that all but i get an error
/usr/sbin/adsl -start line 217:3424 terminated $ connect "$@" >/dev/null
when i make ppp0 up!!! thats a long remained unsolved problem of mine!!
n still remains unsolved!!!! i just can't figure out what is it thats causing the activation error again and again in ppp0!!!
it seems you have got your eth0 working. so try configuring your eth0 follow the steps.
1. Go to System -> administration -> network and disable/deactivate eth0.
2. click the edit button and see whether you have configured it static or set to assign dynamically from server. select assign ip from dhcp bcoz you want to create a pppoe connection so let the eth0 get the settings from router itself, if you do not do this you cannot setup the pppoe connection.
3. click save & reboot your system.
4. after reboot again go to network settings and check whether the final settings made are as it is and activate the eth0 if not active.
5. open terminal and type pppoe-setup and enter your username, when prompted to activate your connection on demand type no & proceed, when prompted DNS address type the DNS ip you have got from BSNL or your service provider, if you don't have dns ip just type "server" and it will automatically assign the ip. when it comes to firewall choose the no firewall as it will create problems in browsing.
6. finally enter your pppoe password and re-enter it again when prompted & save.
7. start your pppoe connection by typing pppoe-start in terminal.
thats all you have setup your ppp connection. post any errors you get while configuring pppoe. don't try /usr/sbin/adsl -start as it is not the correct command for pppoe. and don't try to configure through network settings by creating a new x-dsl connection as it has always failed in fedora. if you had configured any x-dsl connection previously delete it before starting pppoe-setup.
that was a really useful step-by-step illustration by you gopi!!
but the list is piled up with a new error now!! .....
but m happy to see sumthing different then d old one which i was fed up wid!!!
so here is the new one....while activating my eth0!
Determining IP information for eth0...dhclient(2698) is already running - exiting.
This version of ISC DHCP is based on the release available
on ftp.isc.org. Features have been added and other changes
have been made to the base software release in order to make
it work better with this distribution.
Please report for this software via the Red Hat Bugzilla site: http://bugzilla.redhat.com
now tell me if u have made some specific changes at 192.168.1.1 that maybe i have'nt made yet!! is this a resolvable issue?????
it seems you have some problems bringing up eth0. understand that 192.168.1.1 is the ip address of your router, so there's no confusion about it. now you disable eth0 from system -> administration -> network. open terminal and go to superuser mode and type "netconfig eth0" now select dhcp give any host name & domain name, and select dhcp in the next option and save the settings and exit. reboot your computer and after rebooting check wheather the eth0 connection is up and working. if not open terminal goto superuser mode and type "ifconfig eth0 dynamic up" now your eth0 will be up. start the pppoe-setup and do as instructed before & start pppoe by typing pppoe-start in terminal.
post if you get any errors. by the way it's always problem to use fedora for novice users i had faced lots of problems and quit using fedora, i advice you to download and use Kubuntu-Gutsy Gibbon as it's a friendly linux for novice users not like fedora or redhat. fedora has lots of troubles with pppoe and is not a stable linux for a common desktop, fedora is for developers only try to switch to user friendly linux like Kubuntu for desktop usage.
I don't know if u r using the adsl modem for dataone.
If it is so ,and if u use an ethernet card (usually identified as eth0), then follow these steps.
As root user, type in terminal pppoe-setup
This will ask for ur login name.
Then u will asked for the ethernet device (eth0), just press enter.
For the mext question of connection on demand / permanent just press enter.
Next for the DNS details type without quotes "server" in lower case.
Then type / retype your password.
Then for the firewall choices , just press 1 if u r using a single pc.
then confirm the settings by pressing y.
Now pppoe is correctly installed.
To start a connection , as root user type in a terminal pppoe-start and u will be connected to the net.
To stop the connection, type as root user in a terminal pppoe-stop.
Thanks for the info...but thats going to work only if i have an ethernet card! .. n i don't !
I have been through forums n i think there is no way to configure broadband without an ethernet card! i actually had a USB driver cd provided by bsnl but it fails to install the driver bcoz the kernel version is not matched.
Before i go for an ethernet card i would like to know if that is the last option left??
any other way??? This is my last try!
hi varaahan which version kernel you are using. if you have kernel 2.6.2* above and udev enabled you don't need to worry about usb drivers for routers as it has native support for these drivers. just pluging the usb cord of the router and boot up your system. do lsusb to find wheather the usb router is recognised and open your netork-settings manager and set the ip-configuration, save and re-boot your system. now you have setup your system to use the usb port in your router, check the settings by ifconfig -a and setup pppoe as usual and go online.
This is where I am short of wits!
I don't know how to find the kernel version, gcc version etc.
However I am sure I am using the 2.6 series kernel (Vector Linux 5.8).
For ip configuration I don't have the static numbers.
The present pppoe connection uses dhcp and the ip address is assigned by the BSNL server.
One more question !
Can I use the USB as well as the pppoe connection at the same time (with two PCs) ?