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Old 11-11-2005, 10:50 AM   #1
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unable to connect to internet with ADSL connection


Until a week ago i was able to connect to the internet. But now strangely i am unable to connect to the internet. I am using FC4 dual boot with windows xp. i am using an ADSL connection to connect to internet. Its a pppoe. I have configured the connection to come up at boot. During boot-up the message appears Bringing up interface ppp0 [ok]. Even system-config-network shows that link ppp0 is active. I tried to ping google, but unsuccessfull. #route command shows the default has been set to eth0. I want that to change to ppp0. I tried changing the default to ppp0 by,

#route del default eth0
#route add default ppp0
this has only temproray effect. It changes the default to ppp0 & i am able to ping, but lasts only for a few seconds, then automatically switches back to eth0 as default. Then i tried changing the /etc/default-route file content., which had only one entry that is eth0. I replaced that entry with ppp0. Then i restarted the network services. It too had a similar effect. I was able to ping but my connection to internet last only for few seconds then it automatically switches back to eth0 as default which i see from route command. i have checked the check box to make ppp0 as the default route, but that doesn't work. I have restarted the computer but find no changes to the situation. I searched the internet but couldn't anything similar.

Could somebody guide me as to how to set ppp0 as the default permantely.

thank you,

with regards,

PS: My ISP provides me with dynamic ip only.

Last edited by ashwin_cse; 11-11-2005 at 10:52 AM.
Old 11-12-2005, 04:07 AM   #2
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try running "adsl-setup"
Old 11-13-2005, 05:48 AM   #3
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done that already. AFAIK The password and other setups are ok, just want to change the default from eth0 to ppp0.


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