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Old 11-01-2008, 06:00 PM   #1
leewogulis
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Unhappy satellite internet connection


We recently signed up for satellite internet with wildblue.com.
It works O.K. with windows but I cannot get on line with linux(suse10.3). The connection is thru an ethernet card which the software recognizes and I have enabled samba but it wants an IP address and I don't know what to put in. Wild blue doesn't support linux so I don't know who to talk to.
 
Old 11-01-2008, 06:24 PM   #2
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Your best bet is to get a good wireless router, and have it grab the IP from your ISP.

From there, your other computers can connect to it as the default gateway.

You won't get linux support from your ISP, but there should be nothing preventing you from connecting, as it's a simple dhcp request.
 
Old 11-01-2008, 07:41 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by leewogulis View Post
We recently signed up for satellite internet with wildblue.com.
It works O.K. with windows but I cannot get on line with linux(suse10.3). The connection is thru an ethernet card which the software recognizes and I have enabled samba but it wants an IP address and I don't know what to put in. Wild blue doesn't support linux so I don't know who to talk to.
Start out with windows. What do the instructions say about how to configure windows? That will be a first clue about how to setup linux. If in doubt, take a look at the setup for the Windows ethernet card. Does it get an ip automatically? What about the gateway and dns settings? If those are all automatic, then are you running either dhclient3 or dhcpcd on your suse box? I'd ask you about network configuration files, but I suspect that suse is configured differently from debian.

In the end, the way it is configured in Windows is the way it'll be configured in suse. It's just a matter of understanding what that means in the suse context.
 
  


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