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Old 12-12-2004, 04:22 PM   #1
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Unhappy Can't connect to DSL!


I recently installed SuSE 9.1 on my desktop (dual boot with XP Pro). I'm using a Teledat 300 Lan DSL modem that I purchased from T-Online (Germany). I'm currently networked through a 4-port hub, with the uplink going to the modem.

I've tried to set up a DSL connection on the Linux side of the desktop, and
I've configured the network card with the IP address, not using
DHCP to get an address. I enter in all the provider information (T-Online),
but I can't get it to connect. I've noticed that at boot, I get a message
saying that the network service failed and the the eth0 interface could not
be setup. However, the desktop (SuSE) and laptop (XP Home) can ping each
other back and forth. I'm not using a router, just a hub.

Doing the reverse of this (XP w/ICS on the desktop and Linux on the laptop)
works perfectly; both can get on the Internet. (I haven't tried Linux on
*both* sides yet; one thing at a time =) )

Here's my ifconfig:
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:B00:18:41:43
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
inet6 addr: fe80::2b0:d0ff:fe18:4143/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:3302 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:14 frame:0
TX packets:422 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:219471 (214.3 Kb) TX bytes:46416 (45.3 Kb)
Interrupt:3 Base address:0xe800

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
RX packets:736 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:736 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:48218 (47.0 Kb) TX bytes:48218 (47.0 Kb)

And here's the log from KInternet when I attempt to connect:
SuSE Meta pppd (smpppd-ifcfg), Version 1.16 on linux.
Status is: disconnected
trying to connect to smpppd
connect to smpppd
Status is: disconnected
Interface is eth0.
Status is: connecting
pppd[0]: Plugin loaded.
pppd[0]: RP-PPPoE plugin version 3.3 compiled against pppd 2.4.2
pppd[0]: Plugin loaded.
pppd[0]: Using interface ppp0
Status is: connecting
pppd[0]: Connect: ppp0 <--> eth0
pppd[0]: Couldn't increase MTU to 1500
pppd[0]: Couldn't increase MRU to 1500
pppd[0]: Remote message: Zugriff verweigert
pppd[0]: PAP authentication failed
Authentication error. Maybe bad account or password.
pppd[0]: Couldn't increase MTU to 1500
pppd[0]: Couldn't increase MRU to 1500
pppd[0]: Connection terminated.
Status is: disconnected
pppd[0] died: Authentication error (exit code 19)

I made entries pertaining to the connection in /etc/ppp/pap-secrets but still got the same result.

I've gone into the /etc/ppp/options file and entered refuse-pap. After that, I got the same messages as above, the only difference being that instead of "PAP authentication failed" I get "CHAP authentication failed".

I am able to ping back and forth between all nodes on this network.

I've checked and rechecked the login information, and it's identical to that
on the XP side. Does anyone have ideas on this? I'm not worried yet about sharing this connection to the rest of my network (I'll use a second NIC card for that). I just want this desktop machine to be able to connect.

Old 12-12-2004, 04:50 PM   #2
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: Wales
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in a terminal window in linux try using the command adsl-setup this will the give u prompts to enter the correct authentication details. This is for pppoe setup which it seems ur adsl modem uses


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