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Old 05-04-2010, 06:41 AM   #16
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If you go with my suggestion, there's no modem to manage so it doesn't matter that modem-manager does not work

Instructions for using the GUI to set up an automatic network configuration, equivalent to what your Vista system was probably doing, are here. You want Ethernet and DHCP. There doesn't seem to be a way to automatically set DNS server names so you need to set your ISP's. If you don't know those you can use public DNS servers from Level 3 (4.2.2.1 to 4.2.2.4) or OpenDNS (208.67.220.220 and 208.67.222.222). The latter show advertising when you try to browse a site that does not exist.

EDIT: or you could set the ZyXEL as DNS server. Once automatic network configuration is working the ZyXEL's IP address will be shown in the output from root -n.

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Old 05-04-2010, 06:48 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by petitemoin View Post
Shall I just installed an other version of Linux? Ubuntu? Red Hat? Fedora?
That seems a little drastic for what should be relatively easy to fix!

If doing so, you will almost certainly need to choose DHCP during the installation; it is likely to be the default.
 
  


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