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okay, so i'm im correct, if i plug in my USB modem (SpeedStream ADSL 4060) before the installation, switch it on, then redhat should detect it and install it automaticly.
well, i am hoping that since i've tried everything and still can't get it to work - i probably screwed up some settings during the process too. anyhow, IF and IF i DO get it installed.........then what? im sure there's no internet connection wizard like windows O_o
and in windows i'm having to use a dail up connection to connect to the modem? i'm not sure about USB modems since all my life i've used ethernet modems.
How do you connect to your ISP? You might need to set up PPPoE to 'dial-up' a connection so to speak. You'll need to provide a username, password, and maybe the server name. It depends on the ISP really. The connection wizard ought to have that kind of thing, but I dont use RedHat so...
Ok. Here's what I would do. Call up your ISP, and ask them if you need PPPoE to connect. Then, while you have them on the phone, find out if you need to use DHCP or a Static IP address. DHCP is automatically assigned at connection, static remains the same. If it's static, get the IP addy. Likely, its DHCP. Then get the primary and secondary DNS #'s. All this information should be all you need to get your internet up using whatever connection wizard RedHat uses. Just go through the menus
i apologize for my late reply, very late one. i was packed up with work for the past few weeks. i called up my ISP, they say they had no support for redhat.
anyhow, they said i needed PPPoE. but i'm on a usb modem. peer to peer over "ethernet"? o.O how ironic. anyhow, i have the primary and secondary name servers already.
i'm using KDE on my redhat and when i go to control center, i viewed the connected devices for the usb port and my modem name a specs appear there. but my usb modem's light is still orange so it seems im going to need to kickstart it...............erm......how <_<?
i tried lookin in the internet configuration wizard but no luck, ethernet, isdn, token and modem connection. modem connection was for dail up o.O. or should i try using that?
Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet. PPPoE. There is a good piece of software from Roaring Penguin that handles PPPoE. I've never had to use it, so you'll have to look into it to find out how it works. I am sure it's quite simple though. Search this forum for 'roaring penguin setup' or something. Since your modem is recognized by the system, it should just be a matter of configuring it for access.
It is possible that there's already a PPPoE app on Red Hat. If there is, you should be able to spot it in the program menu. If not, check out Roaring Penguin.