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Old 02-26-2005, 05:57 AM   #1
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How to connect to the internet using ADSL?


Hi!

Recently i installed Slackware 10.1, and now I'm trying to connect to internet using a cable modem and a network card.

What is the first step?

I've belive that the kernel has found my network card, not sure though, what's the best way to ensure that?

How do i tell Linux that i wan't to use internet through ADSL?

I've used ppp several years ago, no prob whith that, but how do i get linux and ADSL to cooperate?

Best regards,

Henning, Sweden.
 
Old 02-26-2005, 07:11 AM   #2
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Old 02-26-2005, 07:18 AM   #3
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Old 02-26-2005, 08:27 AM   #4
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Assuming that your DSL modem, DSL-side connection, intranet setup, etc. is all in order, and your LAN card is working in Linux, it is quite easy.

Make sure you have the IP address of the router / DSL modem.

Edit (on Rh9 at least) /etc/sysconfig/network and make sure it contains

NETWORKING=yes
HOSTNAME=YourHost
GATEWAY=196.252.255.114

substituting, of course the GATEWAY= adress with the IP address of your DSL modem / router.

Make sure the output of /sbin/route looks something like this:

196.252.255.0 * 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
196.252.0.0 * 255.255.0.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
127.0.0.0 * 255.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 lo
default 169.252.255.114 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth0

You must have "UG" line with the router's address to the left of it, two columns away. (If it is not there, try first doint the change to /etc/sysconfig/network, rebooting / restarting, and then doing /sbin/route. If there is no UG do man route to find the command that sets the default gateway. What you need is a route to your "default gateway" which should be the DSL modem.

Try to ping your router to insure that it is available and responding:

[root@YourHost root]# ping 196.254.255.1114
PING 196.252.255.100 (196.254.255.114) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 196.254.255.114: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.685 ms
64 bytes from 196.254.255.114: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.690 ms

--- 169.254.255.100 ping statistics ---
2 packets transmitted, 2 received, 0% packet loss, time 999ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.685/0.687/0.690/0.026 ms
[root@SYourHost root]#

Edit /etc/resolv.conf and enter the nameservers of your ISP in there:

nameserver 196.9.141.135
nameserver 196.9.160.134

And if you open a browser you should be able to browse the internet.

Last edited by rylan76; 02-26-2005 at 08:29 AM.
 
Old 02-26-2005, 08:52 AM   #5
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Old 02-28-2005, 02:23 PM   #6
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