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Old 12-05-2007, 03:15 PM   #1
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Installing dsl


I signed up for ATT/Yahoo dsl, it's activated, and I have the install kit.
Also DSL HOWTO for Linux, Linux Ethernet-Howto, and a couple pages about
installing Yahoo dsl without the CD.

There are a couple web pages out there that mention PPPoE in connection with SBC/Yahoo, although I'm not sure that's definitive.

The kit contains a "DSL filter" that looks like a wall plate, except it's about a 1/2 inch thick. The instructions say it goes inside the house, so it looks like I don't have a splitter?

There are also four microfilters with tails that plug into phone outlets, except that one of them has two sockets instead of one.

Finally, there's a Motorola modem with one DSL socket and one ethernet socket, a phone-style data cable, and an ethernet cable.

I guess the wall thingy goes over a phone outlet, data cable connects that to the modem, ethernet cable connects modem to ethernet socket on the computer, and I need to use the microfilters for the phone? I'll keep reading the manuals. I don't know anything about drivers or configuration yet.

Further hand-holding and words of wisdom would be appreciated.

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Old 12-05-2007, 07:05 PM   #2
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You will need filters on all phone connections. This sounds like the same hardware I have, but it is a different ISP. The 1/2 inch thick one is for a wall mounted phone. The single ended ones are for any other phone in the house. The modem gets connected to the phone line without the filter. I have a simple Y cable. In one side I put a filter, and connect the phone in the room where the modem is. In the other side I plugged in the DSL modem.

PPPoE is supported in any linux distro, if you need it. Your ISP has to tell you if you need it and what configuration to make. I have a router, and it is set up so my account name, and password are in the router. The router also does the PPPoE stuff. So my linux systems, and winders systems need an ethernet connection, and i plug them to the router, or go wireless, and they all go online.

I would look on the CD they provided for instructions or a how-to.
 
Old 12-06-2007, 12:25 AM   #3
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I would look on the CD they provided for instructions or a how-to.
Got it, thanks.
Here are some updates:
  • The modem is plugged in, and power, ethernet, and dsl are all green.
  • /sbin/lspci says the ethernet card is an Intel Ethernet Pro 100 pci card.
  • A user named Astro on this page says that card works with the eepro100 driver.
  • /lib/modules/`uname -r` doesn't have a net subdir, but /sbin/pcimodules says it found eepro100.
  • /sbin/ifconfig eth0 says it found a hardware address for the card,
    but doesn't say it's up & running.

FAQ 2.1 in the Ethernet Howto says I have to add the line
alias eth0 eepro100
to /etc/modules.conf, so I'll probably do that next.

This is an old p2 machine, if that makes any difference.
The troubleshooting section of the DSL Howto said something about selecting "non-Microsoft OS" in the BIOS.

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PPPoE is supported in any linux distro, if you need it. Your ISP has to tell you if you need it and what configuration to make.
I'll do that after the ethernet driver is running, right?
I found /usr/sbin/pppoe, along with a bunch of other pppoe-foo files,
and I'm on dialup now, so I have the standard files in /etc/ppp.

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I have a router, and it is set up so my account name, and password are in the router. The router also does the PPPoE stuff. So my linux systems, and winders systems need an ethernet connection, and i plug them to the router, or go wireless, and they all go online.
Sounds nice. I just bought the modem, so I hope I don't need to do that.

The Installation section of the DSL Howto says to do this:
# ifconfig eth0 10.0.0.1 up

but I don't know why they chose that address.

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Old 12-06-2007, 01:07 AM   #4
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Holly Cr##
With any DSL, a decent box and linux or any OS all you need to do is open a browser.
The boot sequence should have automagically hooked you up.
Your ethernet card is your main interface.
Or at least go to your terminal and
ping -c 3 yahoo.com

hth
 
Old 12-06-2007, 09:23 AM   #5
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With any DSL, a decent box and linux or any OS all you need to do is open a browser.
Server not found.

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Or at least go to your terminal and
ping -c 3 yahoo.com
ping: bad number of packets to transmit.

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Old 12-16-2007, 02:29 PM   #6
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EDIT: nm, this isn't a hw question.

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Old 12-17-2007, 08:13 AM   #7
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The Installation section of the DSL Howto says to do this:
# ifconfig eth0 10.0.0.1 up
This is a private class A address, and is just a way to give your ethernet card an IP address, so you ca activate it. Unless you have a device ( a router ) to do address tranlation, this will not work with your ISP.

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Motorola modem with one DSL socket and one ethernet socket
Can you post the model of this device? Some of these things are just modems, and some are modem/routers, thats two devices in one box. It is important to know what hardware you have in order to help you out.
 
Old 12-18-2007, 01:14 AM   #8
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This is a private class A address, and is just a way to give your ethernet card an IP address, so you ca activate it. Unless you have a device ( a router ) to do address tranlation, this will not work with your ISP.
Thanks for the info.

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Can you post the model of this device?
comprookie2000 found the manual (1MB pdf) in my new thread.
 
  


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