Setting up ADSL in Mandrake
I just got an ADSL modem, and now I need to install it on Mandrake. I've googled, but I still can't figure it out;
All I got from my ISP was a username/password and a modem. All the details are automatically set up by the CD in the modem's box, which is for Windows XP. Do I need to have this information? Can I get it without calling them?
My modem's USB. I've heard that you need a PPPoE client, meaning PPP over Ethernet. Do I need something entirely different for a USB one?
I've heard a lot of people saying they don't need anti-virus because they run Linux. Do I still need a firewall? Can anyone recommend an uncomplicated one? ( I run Sygate Personal on my Windows XP computer.)
 The CD creates a connection called "D-Link PPPoE", so I'm pretty sure PPPoE has nothing to do with the way my modem connects to my PC-- I'm just making sure.
Last edited by Gag Halfrunt; 12-21-2004 at 10:29 PM.