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kaushikdana 03-25-2012 01:47 PM

unable 2 connect 2 internet
I am having ADSL/ broadband connection.

After the point of Xdialog showing the " network configuration of eth0 successful", I am unable 2 connect 2 internet.
My current subscription with my ISP prompts me to enter my login / pass each time i try to connect to internet on windows.

But here I am unable to get into that .
I s tere any step I am missing . Or there are further steps after this that I need to take .

thanks in advance for any help .


Skaperen 03-25-2012 02:09 PM

What physical means of connection is used for access to the internet? Is it ethernet? It might be in PPPoE mode instead of ARP+DHCP mode. Configuring eth0 just brings the interface up. In ARP+DHCP mode, it then asks for a DHCP server to assign an IP address. It probably won't get an answer. Some ISPs can make that work at the same time if you provide them with your MAC address. PPPoE is a special module that communicates over ethernet to emulate a dialup-stream protocol called PPP (instead of an ADSL router doing that for you). ISP provided software for Windows might well just set that up and be done. For Linux, you have to set it up. I don't know the steps and would have to search for them. Use "pppoe" as your search key (with "linux" if searching on Google).

kaushikdana 03-26-2012 11:07 AM

hello Skaperen.

I am using an ethernet connection. (Device description-- PCI : realtek semiconductor RTL 8101E PCI Express Fast Ethernet Controller).
Yes after confguring I am exactly geting as u mentioned.

So I need to connect with pppoe .

Please suggest ways to do that, as I am very new 2 linux.

Skaperen 03-26-2012 03:45 PM

I've never setup PPPoE so I don't know the specifics on that. In general, what people (should) do to find out how to do something, is look it up, once they know enough of what is going on. You didn't know about PPPoE before, so that's a reason you would not have known to search it (with other keywords to focus on Linux and not get answers for Windows or BSD for example). Look for descriptions that best match the Linux distribution you have (e.g. Debian? Fedora? Slackware? etc? ), and the version or something close to that.

Here is where you can read what PPPoE is and how it works. This won't solve your problem, but it might provide information to help give you a better idea of what is going on, and perhaps better understand the HOWTOs and other documentation you find. Much of that can be overly technical for you, but parts may help.

But you need to do the google searches for actual setup documentation that match your situation. Or if you want to see if someone here is willing to tell you how (it won't be me), at least tell them more information, like which distribution and version you are using, that it definitely is ethernet.

Another option is to consider buying a wireless router. What most of these routers do is talk whatever protocol the ISP talks (their setup menus may ask you if it is PPPoE or other) and then passes it on as the usual ethernet and wireless communications.

You might also ask your ISP what you need to do to "go wireless".

kaushikdana 03-28-2012 12:07 PM

thanks for giving ur time 2 look into my problem .
I am trying 2 connect with roaring penguin PPPoe client bundled in puppy 4.3.1.
I am following the process given in site.

I will just wait for some body 2 respond with a strategy 2 solve the problem .

kaushikdana 03-28-2012 12:19 PM

I am doing this process

Start a shell ("Menu | Utility | Rxvt terminal emulator") and enter the following command:

Can you see "eth0"?

If you can not see "eth0" enter the following command:
ifconfig eth0 up

To check if the ethernet-interface is available now, enter the following command:

Now you should see "eth0". Close the shell.
Start the program "Menu | Network | Roaring Penguin PPPoE".

Press the button "SETUP".

Enter your username (ask your provider), then press the return-key.

Enter the ethernet interface. eth0 is usually correct so you can press the return-key.

At the next question you confirm the default "no" and press the return-key.

Then you have to enter your IP adress. If you get a dynamic IP adress press the return-key only.

Now enter your password (ask your provider).

Enter your password again.

Choose "1" as a "standalone" firewall.

Now you can see your input again. If everything is alrigth press the key "y".

If you want to connect the internet-connection press the button "Start".

A message box opens and you get connected. Press the return-key.

You can now open the Internet browser "Menu | Internet | SeaMonkey Webbrowser". Enter a URL and see if the Internet site is displayed.

If you want to disconnect the internet-connection press the button "Stop".

A message box opens and you get disconnected. Press the return-key.

After going through this teps I am trying to access net through seamonkey browser .
But not getting connected 2 the internet

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