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Old 04-17-2006, 07:27 AM   #1
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ADSL Modem connection

I have installed Ubuntu 5.10 on a 2nd hard drive,problems at first due to hang ups but found by trial & error that a usb memory stick and photo card reader caused the problem, duly removed.
One of the issues at the moment is trying to connect my NetComm NB1300 ADSL Modem Router ,The system can't find it,have checked NetComms site for any info,I think the modem may not be compatable,Anyone had this type of problem?
Just starting out on Linux, checking it out against Windows XP.
Thanks for any help
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If you can connect to your modem/router with an ethernet cable, you are in luck.
If you have a USB connection, I cannot help.
Connect with an ethernet cable and then (as root, or whatever ubuntu requires) issue the following commands:
ifdown eth0 to bring down whatever wasn't working before
dhclient eth0 this will ask your router for an IP address and nameserver information
Then you should be up & running.

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Originally Posted by GranthamB
One of the issues at the moment is trying to connect my NetComm NB1300 ADSL Modem Router... I think the modem may not be compatable
A quick Google Linux search reveals that there are several people successfully using this router with Linux - and it sounds like you can connect to it through an ethernet port, which makes things much easier.

As a separate router with an ethernet connection, installation should essentially be setting up the router to connect to the internet unaided, then configuring your Linux box to use the router as its default gateway. More comprehensive instructions can be found in the DSL HOWTO.


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