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Old 03-11-2004, 04:57 PM   #1
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ADSL problems and Redhat 7.0

I'm new to linux, and have just managed to dualboot linux and W2K on my PC.. My next question is how to access the internet from linux.(ADSL) Im behind a router. I have only one network card. Do I need one for each operative system? (Is it so that windows claims the property of the only network-card for its connection?).

Is it possible to "obtain ip-address automatically" as in windows? My router is also a DHCP server.
Linux does not recognice the device etc0, so it could be the network card is incompatible(?)
With my ISP packet I got a modem, password and a username.
I have tried the command "/usr/sbin/adsl-setup" but with no luck. I get the "Timed out" message...
The PPPoE utilites seems to be installed and ok. (PPPoe is required for this ADSL pack)
The DHCP server (router) is set to pick addresses between and The default gateway is (I know these are internal addresses and not existing outside the router). My hope/believe is that linux will find its way to obtain one of these listes ip's and access the internet.

Where and how do I set up linux to access internet??

Linux is really hard to understand, but i'm dying to get good at this

Thanks for answers...
Old 03-11-2004, 05:34 PM   #2
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Ok....from my understanding....ur behind a router/dhcp server

Therefore all you have to do is set ur Network card to get an IP automatically and you should be set. This is based on the assumption that the router connects to the internet and you benefit from its sharing

I'm going to assume that u are running in graphic u should be able to go to the redhat network configuration area and edit the network device, that is set it to automatically get an IP address. Then u must activate it.

If your running on the console....try running... /sbin/ifconfig -a to see the status of your network devices. I also grasp that there is one NIC in your you can also try /sbin/ifup eth0....if you do not already have an ip address....

Hope this helps


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