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Old 12-19-2007, 10:42 PM   #1
shivcharan
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Unhappy Which is the best Linux Distro for easy internet connection?


Hi,
I try Ubuntu 7.1 but fail to connect to internet.
i have P4 3.0 GHz. and ADSL Modem from Huawei - model is SmartAx MT841. I made two partition of Hard disk one is for WindowsXp and Second is for Linux. I successfully connect to internet through my broadband modem in windows Xp but fail to connect to internet in Ubuntu.
I try this ubuntu-in.org/wiki/Broadband_Howto but fail. I think i fail on 5th stage. Any idea for easy connectivity (like windows Xp) in Ubuntu or may I shift for another Linux - Distributions. If yes then which is better for easy connectivity to internet for broadband.
 
Old 12-19-2007, 11:28 PM   #2
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Hi,
You need to configure your ethernet connection. Try System->Administration->Network and click on the wired connection and set it up to use dhcp. Make sure you have a tick in the wired connection box at the start page in Network.
 
Old 12-20-2007, 08:13 AM   #3
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Exclamation Details please.

I am newbie for Linux. I try to configure it but fail again. Can you give me detail about how to configure.
 
Old 12-21-2007, 04:24 AM   #4
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shivcharan, I have a couple of questions for you,

Does your modem connect via ethernet or usb?

By the "5th step," are you referring to the text that starts "Access the router's management interface via a browser by typing the address 192.168.1.1?"

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I am going to leave a couple links here for convenience. I may edit them out later.

This is the link the OP referenced in post #1.
This is the Google search for "SmartAx MT841"
 
Old 01-04-2008, 08:35 AM   #5
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My modem connect through USB
And I am unable to connect 192.168.1.1 for router's management.
 
Old 01-04-2008, 08:46 AM   #6
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Does the modem have Ethernet ports? If so, use one of those instead (assuming your computer also has an Ethernet port) because it will be a lot easier to get working.
 
Old 01-04-2008, 10:03 AM   #7
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I found Mepis 6.5 extremely easy to get up on the network, with or without router. Even now, I have the router connected but not cable modem (Ethernet), yet as soon as I simply plug the Ethernet cable from router to cable modem, any address I've typed into Firefox comes up within a few seconds. No additional work or configuring needed.

People tell me Mepis isn't the best distro, but for ease of networking, I don't see how anything could beat it. This is the distro that's supposed to "just work" for networking, and will recognize just about any hardware plugged in when you install it.
 
Old 01-05-2008, 05:37 AM   #8
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shivcharan,

Those instructions you linked to are for connecting with ethernet, not for connecting with USB. Nylex is right: if you can, it will probably be a lot easier if you connect via ethernet.

If you must connect with USB, you might need to compile a driver. I conclude this from information I found on the Internet, but this information was a bit old. Did a CD come with the modem, and did it have anything on it for Linux? If it does, and you don't understand the instructions, could you post them here?
 
Old 01-05-2008, 11:52 AM   #9
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I have cd come with SmartAx MT841 Modem and here is the link of the files which are come with Modem cd http://uploadcomet.powered-by.zango....7852b387f11a47

I don't no how to install these files into linux. Please help me.

Last edited by shivcharan; 01-05-2008 at 11:56 AM.
 
Old 01-05-2008, 11:59 AM   #10
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Can you give the names of the files please?
 
Old 01-06-2008, 02:02 AM   #11
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Yes, please post the names of the files. I can't get the link you posted to display in my browser.
 
Old 01-07-2008, 09:13 AM   #12
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I zipped the folder of all files. here is the another link for to download it :- http://myfreefilehosting.com/f/58ee15a2f5_0.03MB
 
Old 01-07-2008, 10:26 AM   #13
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I downloaded the zip file. The good news is that according to the readme file the driver is already in the kernel, so hopefully you won't need to compile it. The CD's files are rather old and contain a patch for the 2.4 kernel. You are running a 2.6 kernel, so I hope the driver is up-to-date in the kernel you are running.

So the first question is whether the driver is getting loaded. After doing some Internet searching and looking at a Ubuntu installation of my own, I believe the name of the driver module is cdc_ether. Plug your ADSL modem into your computer, wait about half a minute, and then type the following at a terminal window, and see if there is any output.

Code:
lsmod | grep cdc_ether
In Ubuntu, you can get a terminal window from the Applications memu:
Applications -> Accesories -> Terminal
 
Old 01-08-2008, 09:56 AM   #14
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Out put in terminal window

After entering input
Code:
lsmod | grep cdc_ether
in terminal window I get output :-
Code:
shivcharan@shiv-Super:~$ lsmod | grep cdc_ether
cdc_ether               7168  0 
usbnet                 19976  1 cdc_ether
usbcore   

            138632  5 cdc_ether,usbnet,ehci_hcd,ohci_hcd

Last edited by shivcharan; 01-08-2008 at 10:18 AM.
 
Old 01-09-2008, 03:05 AM   #15
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OK. It looks like the driver is getting loaded.

Leaving the ADSL modem connected, could you post the output of the following 3 commands please?

Code:
ifconfig -a
lsmod | grep ppp
route -n
 
  


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