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Old 04-17-2002, 04:00 PM   #1
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Unable to connect via ADSL


I am trying to connect to the internet with ADSL. My distro is SuSE 7.3, my ethernet card is a EtherPCI LAN Card II (LNEPCI2T) which is, apparently a PCI NE2000 clone.

I've done the adsl-setup bit. adsl-start only gives a positive response when I've specified dial-on-demand in adsl-setup. This is the output from adsl-status:
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linux:~ # adsl-status
Note: You have enabled demand-connection; adsl-status may be inaccurate.
adsl-status: Link is up and running on interface ppp0
ppp0 Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol
inet addr:10.112.112.112 P-t-P:10.112.112.113 Mask:255.255.255.255
UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST MTU:1492 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1 errors:0 dropped:13 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:3
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:61 (61.0 b)
------------

Well, that didn't get me very far. The next thing was to check what's in dmesg. Here are the relevant (I think...) bits:
1st msg -----------
ne2k-pci.c:v1.02 10/19/2000 D. Becker/P. Gortmaker
http://www.scyld.com/network/ne2k-pci.html
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:0c.0
eth0: Winbond 89C940 found at 0xe400, IRQ 11, 00:03:6D:40:06:40.
----------------
2nd msg ------------
eth0: no IPv6 routers present
----------------

This last message (no IPv6...) makes me think that might be gthe problem but, frankly, I haven't a clue how to solve it. Heck, I don't even know whether it IS the problem...

Any help will be gratefully received.

Cheers
Joe
 
Old 04-17-2002, 08:48 PM   #2
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Try soft from
http://www.roaringpenguin.com
after you unpack the archive type
./go-gui as root and configure ADSL connection
 
Old 04-17-2002, 09:29 PM   #3
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If your ISP uses PPPoE, neo77777 is probably right about the need for some sort of connection software like Roaring Penguin.

The message concerning IPv6 is normal. IPv6 is the latest implementation of the IP protocol, but it isn't in widespread use yet. The current flavor of IP that most of us are using is IPv4, but a lot of recent networking applications are "IPv6 ready", so they're at least smart enough to check for IPv6-capable hardware, which is all that's happening in your case.
 
Old 04-18-2002, 06:20 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replies.

My ISP does use pppoe, according to the documents I received from them. I thought that the adsl-start, adsl-setup, etc commands were part of the Roaring Penguin software. Is there anything else that I need to download from Roaring Penguin, apart from the rp-pppoe that is included with Suse 7.3?

Does kinternet play any part in the adsl internet-connection? I've tried starting it, but without any luck (msg: SMPPPD may not be running, or something like that).

Cheers
Joe
 
Old 04-18-2002, 06:43 AM   #5
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One more question: Does DHCP play any role here? I haven't done anything with or to DHCP.

Thanks
Joe

PS: Ummm, this might be a good time to mention that I have a Zyxel router and not a modem....

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Old 04-18-2002, 05:47 PM   #6
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The need for DHCP is going to depend on your LAN setup and/or your ISP. Are you assigning static IPs, or is the router acting as a DHCP server for the LAN?
 
Old 04-19-2002, 02:01 AM   #7
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My computer is a stand-alone... The ISP assigns an IP address every time I connect.
 
Old 04-19-2002, 05:58 AM   #8
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Hi i got the same distro and ADSL - never had a problem with it.
You need to have DHCP running if the ISP assigns a adress. If you setup the ADSL connection with Yast2 it will - sometimes - bring up kinternet. You don't need that - actually it tends to screw up my connection.
You might want to check with the setup for the router - that has to be ok before anything else can work.
Did you ever connect to the internet with that router?
 
Old 04-19-2002, 12:11 PM   #9
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My internet connection (with the router) works fine when I'm on Windows.

I'm pretty sure that the real problem is a lack of knowledge on my part. What I would like is a step-by-step idiot's guide to setting up the connection on Linux, but that guide doesn't seem to exist...
 
Old 04-19-2002, 01:28 PM   #10
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There's normally nothing to it - you do the suseinstall and configure the ethernetcard. Check with Yast2 - Yast2 modules - Network advanced - Expert Network configuration.
You should see the number of ethcard's there (0 is no.1), it should be 'active', device name is eth0 and under IP Address there should be DHCP.In the hardwarepart of the menu you ethcard should be recognised ok.
Then you got Yast2 - Yast2 modules - network basic - network card configuration; that's the same thing like above - should have the same values there.
Have a look at Yast2 - Yast2 modules - network basic - ADSL and put all that stuff in - depends on your router wether it is necessary or not that's only your username and password; in my case that is handled by the routersoftware not by linux.
Check those settings especially for DHCP and the ethernetcard.
That's the regular Suse setup - I don't know a thing about any roaring penguins but it seems to a good thing to stay away from them.

Last edited by crashmeister; 04-19-2002 at 01:33 PM.
 
Old 04-19-2002, 03:53 PM   #11
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Thanks a lot for the reply. I'll give it a shot and let you know the result.

My Windows dependancy is slowly but surely decreasing
 
Old 04-22-2002, 03:17 PM   #12
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crashmeister, you're the man!

I'm posting this from linux. 'nuff said.

Thanks to all for the help and suggestions, especially crashmeister. It seems that DHCP was the missing ingredient, which is kinda weird because the info I got from the ISP says: Service name/Encapsulation - PPPoE. Go figure.

Please excuse me while I do some serious surfing

Cheers
Joe
 
Old 06-07-2002, 05:12 AM   #13
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Another satisfied customer!
 
Old 06-07-2002, 06:47 AM   #14
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Happy I could help you.
Now if somebody tells me how to get adsl working with debian!
-just kidding I'll figure it out
 
  


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