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Old 04-09-2004, 06:45 PM   #1
Conexus
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Unhappy Everything works fine... but no ADSL!!


I've installed Slackware 9.1 in all way's possible (at least the ones I could think of) and I still am unable to figure what is going on...
I have a 120GB Seagate hdd (not SATA) and even when i make a full installation the internet connection still doesn't work... no errors are displayed and "adsl-start" is configured in the right way!

I'm getting kinda desperate (I'm using Windows XP now)

Has this ever happened to anyone and, if so, how did you solved it?

Thanks for your time and sorry for the spelling mistakes... Englis is not my native language.
 
Old 04-09-2004, 08:24 PM   #2
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have you tried netconfig???

http://www.slackware.com/config/network.php



Last edited by win32sux; 04-10-2004 at 07:17 PM.
 
Old 04-09-2004, 11:22 PM   #3
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I pray you're not using a USB ADSL router/modem. If you are that kinda sucks, because USB modems are very pesky to set up under Linux. If you're using a router/modem that is connected via a NIC, then read on :) ...

First of all, try running /sbin/ifconfig, see if your network card is connected. It should return something like:
Code:
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:00:1C:D6:D9:6E  
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:1642 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:504 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:192180 (187.6 Kb)  TX bytes:37677 (36.7 Kb)eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:00:1C:D6:D9:6E  
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:1642 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:504 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:192180 (187.6 Kb)  TX bytes:37677 (36.7 Kb)
          Interrupt:10 Base address:0x7f00
Now as root try this:
Code:
ifconfig eth0 down && ifconfig eth0 up && adsl-start
That should work.

If it still doesn't, please make sure you have the ppp package installed (the latest version can be obtained here.

If you had recompiled your kernel before, please make sure that you have PPP support as well as PPP over async serial port compiled in your kernel (look under Device Drivers -> Networking Support).

Hope this helps :)
 
Old 04-10-2004, 02:57 PM   #4
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However, if you ARE using an ADSL USB Modem (Alcatel speedtouch).
Then contact me.. I can sort you right out. I've been through all the problems,
and would be happy to share the wealth.. it did my nut too for a long time.

Evilone
 
Old 04-10-2004, 05:46 PM   #5
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I have alcatel usb modem and I am running mandrake 10 with kernel 2.6.3.
I modified my usb.c file, compiled my kernel, and installed and run speedtouchconf, which runs right through, but at the end it fails to connect - error 250 - device not found. What am I doing wrong?
 
Old 04-10-2004, 09:19 PM   #6
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Actually I have an ethernet adsl modem, it is working fine and so is my eth0 card but i still can't connect to my adsl ISP.

Does anyone have been in this type of situation before?
 
Old 04-10-2004, 11:33 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by Conexus
Actually I have an ethernet adsl modem, it is working fine and so is my eth0 card but i still can't connect to my adsl ISP.

Does anyone have been in this type of situation before?
Did you do the steps I told you earlier?
 
Old 04-11-2004, 04:07 AM   #8
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How do you KNOW it's working fine...

We need to know how configent you are before we go any further. When you say fine, how do you know that, what did you check or see that makes you say it's working fine. Obviously if you've got no internet, it's not working fine.

Ade
 
Old 04-11-2004, 04:08 AM   #9
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Conexus,

what kind of protokoll do you use?
PPoE (Point to point over Ethernet Protokoll) or PPTP (Point to Point Tunneling Protokoll)?
 
Old 04-11-2004, 04:18 AM   #10
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Silvercastle, there's a few kernel options that need to be turned on :

Under filesystems/Pseudo you need the /proc file system

Under device drivers/character devices, you need Non standard serial support, and HDLC Line dicipline support

Now, under device drivers/Networking, you need :

ppp (point to point protocol)
ppp filtering
ppp support for async serial ports
SLIP serial line support

You need to then go into wan interfaces (under networking)
and enable wan interfaces support and Synclink HDLC/SYNCPPP Support

Under USB Support you will need :

Support for Host-Side USB
USB device filesystem
USB2 Support
OHCI HCD
UHCI HCD
USB Modem support



This is what i'm using with the alcatel speedtouch USB on kernel 2.6.5

I then configured the speedtouch software, and it all worked like a charm... Not forgetting of course to modify /usr/src/linux/drivers/usb/core/usb.c and commenting out the relevanlt lines.


Good luck
 
Old 04-11-2004, 06:29 AM   #11
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Conexus,

We need a little more info here on how you've set up your modem and how exactly it's not working. If you did a full install and haven't messed with the kernal (as this is your first installation, I'm assuming you didn't jump in there and start recompiling) it should be working fine. Here's the steps you should go through, just to make sure we're on the same page:

as root (su)
-run adsl-setup
-put in all the information it asks for, including DNS numbers--even though SERVER is an option, -it often doesn't work right.
-run adsl-start
-It should echo " ... Connected!"

login as a normal user

-ping an IP address (say 209.202.221.21)

If that comes back all good, go ahead and try a web browser of your choice.

If you can ping an IP address and not a named server (www.wired.com) the problem is with your dns not adsl.

good luck!
 
  


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