I've not had a great deal of luck so far connecting to the internet in Mandrake Linux. I have indeed connected to the internet in a fashion and managed to get programs such as aMSN, Yahoo Messenger and Zinc online and working. However when browsing the internet i usually got the following error on 80% of the pages i visited:
An error occurred while loading www.yahoo.com
Timeout on server
Connection was to yahoo.com at port 80
So the first thing i'd like to do is go right back to the beginning and make sure i configured my connection correctly. First of all i have to ask, am i supposed to configure my internet to ADSL, LAN, or MODEM? I know i can't configure it soley to LAN because there is no option for me to enter my Username and Password to get online with my account.
In windows all i need to get online is this Username and Password. But Mandrake Linux is being quite difficult. I am connecting to the internet via my nVidia integrated Ethernet port (which seems to be picked up in Linux without any problems) and a D-Link DSL-504T modem/router/firewall which sends 512k to me and 512k to another computer.
I'm going to disable ipv6 in firefox as follows:
type in the address "about
type "ipv6" in the filter
change the line:
"network.dns.disableIPv6" to TRUE
and restart browser.
I'm also awaiting an email from my ISP which will inform me of my exact DNS in order to add that information to the relevent Linux setting.
Question: How exactly do i set up the internet PROPERLY in order to get unrestricted access to the internet on boot up. E.g. The ability to browse 100% of websites (or at least 99%) without getting the above error message.
Any advice much appreciated.