mandriva 2006 is not working for my ADSL modem, either. i really think that this distro has a buggy networking setup. other distros have no problem with my ADSL modem. one thing to look into is making sure that the PPPoE client is on the proper device (some ADSL modems can be configured to either use their own built-in PPPoE software, or allow your OS to use its PPPoE client software/driver). what i mean is, my ADSL modem has built-in PPPoE, so my OS's don't need to have a PPPoE client running on them (all you have to do is get your local ethernet card configured correctly with an IP address and the default gateway, which will be the address of your ADSL modem). so, if PPPoE is enabled on the ADSL modem, then disable PPPoE on your OS. If your ADSL modem doesn't have its built-in PPPoE enabled on it, then you will definitely need PPPoE software running on Linux. my ADSL modem even has build-in DHCP (SpeedStream 4100 ADSL Modem by Efficient Networks, Inc.) windows xp works with it like a charm, so do many other Linux distros). good luck!
Last edited by na5m; 01-01-2006 at 05:27 PM.