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Old 10-27-2003, 11:27 AM   #1
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How to set up Broadband ?


Hi All,
Can anyone tell me how to set up PPPoe on Mandrake 9.1 in the U.K.

I have a Speed Touch USB Modem ........



Many thanks Dave T.
 
Old 10-27-2003, 11:35 AM   #2
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adsl-setup in console as root and if you have set up all then adsl-start ... try it works only if your modem is compatible or if you have if not the right drivers installed
 
Old 10-27-2003, 05:34 PM   #3
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ADSL on Mandrake9.0

newbie: I have a PCI Modem whish uses DSL Access Runner to connect under windows. Is there a Linux version about anywhere? I am a complete newbie as far as installation is concerned, but have been using Linux on and off for a few years, so some additional help may be required with the install Thanks Ron
 
Old 10-27-2003, 08:29 PM   #4
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Dave,

Dunno where you got the idea of using PPPOE, because unless you've got cable tv from ntl or telewest, then it's gonna be a retail version of bt's adsl service.

That's pppoa ( aka pppoatm ) and not pppoe.

So, from memory (sorry, I got pissed of with my speed touch, the old turquoise cowpat looking one, about 12 months ago and now use a modem/router from solwise - it pisses all over any usb modem by quite a long way - I digress) - you will need to follow links to the alcatel site (alcatel/thomson or it could be under speedtouchdsl.com or something like that), you may have to fill in a small registration thing, do like I did and put any old shit in there, but then you should be able to download the driver.

If you're not up to speed with unpacking stuff, then search here at LQ (got an idea that there's something at the "tips n' tricks" section). But once unpacked, the bit you actually want is the mgmt.o file, that's the microcode, then you will have to copy it to /usr/share/speedtouch then it should be just a case of running the connection wizard. I would suggest that you select the "start at boot" option.

It always worked for me.

regards

John

p.s. there's also more mandrake specific assistance here (though you might not get an answer quite as quickly as you tend to here at LQ)

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Old 10-27-2003, 10:39 PM   #5
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Try this. It worked for me and everyone else I've tried.

"Here's how I got my DSL connection up in Mandrake 9.1:

I used the Mandrake Control Center, went through "Network and Internet", then "DrakConnect". I then used to wizard to get through the setup. It had the LAN box checked by default. I unchecked it, and chose ADSL. Then, PPOE for the connection method (this may vary by provider). Then, I typed verizon.net in the provider spot, my username and password in their respective spaces, then I let it test my connection. I got an error saying it could not connect and I chose "finish". Right after that, I hit the connect button and it connected. All is good. I also chose the "connect at boot" option so my connection is started at every boot.

This was actually the easiet net configuration I have ever had in Linux.
Good Luck!"
 
Old 10-28-2003, 05:26 AM   #6
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To Bigjohn ,bigvoice & everyone else thank you for your help

Dave T.

Learning the hard way by making mistakes!
 
Old 10-28-2003, 07:37 PM   #7
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Again, no problem Dave.

Though to the comment in italics from the BigVoice,

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This was actually the easiet net configuration I have ever had in Linux. Good Luck!
You ain't seen easy, until you've tried a modem/router that holds the connection all the time irrespective of what you're doing with your pc. It won't drop it until you tell it. If you tell the pc to disconnect, it just drops the link from pc to router/modem.

If I install a different distro, format the partition, whatever, I just put in the routers IP address and tell it that it's a LAN. (Even the browser based router setup was a "piece of piss").

Like I said, not just easy, but mega easy.

regards

John

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