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Old 11-28-2005, 01:04 PM   #1
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another 2wire question - dual boot

I installed SUSE 10 and created a dual boot system with xp pro sp2. The hardest part of the installation was trying to decide on kde or gnome. SUSE YaST even handled the partitioning without incident.

The only problem is getting SUSE 10 to recognize my 2wire home portal. I can't connect to the internet (using a network ethernet card, not USB). I don't care about the other home network features.

All the documentation I can find relates to single boot systems. When I try to connect directly with the 2Wire setup, all I get is a 'connection refused' message.

Does anyone have a solution or even a good guess on how to proceed?
Old 11-28-2005, 05:21 PM   #2
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2wire home portal works out of the box with linux. I recently changed my router but I still have the 2wire home portal and works flawlessly with any linux (not just dual boot but quad-boot). Can you tell us what steps you followed. The 2Wire home portal uses dhcp to assign ip address to the client so it may be possible that it hasn't assigned an ip address to you.
Try out this command first report the output here:
ifconfig -a
When I try to connect directly with the 2Wire setup, all I get is a 'connection refused' message.
How did you try to connect??? I would suggest you open up your browser and enter

All you need to manage 2wire portal can be done through it.

BTW, I've used 2Wire home portal with SuSE, Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Slackware, Red Hat, Arch Linux.

Hope this helps,
Old 11-29-2005, 07:10 AM   #3
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Thanks but I figured it out.

I studied my windows XP setup and noticed that DSL was connected via my ethernet card. Thus, I needed to configure ethernet, not dsl. I had been attacking it the wrong way.

I found the proper setup panel in linux and allowed SUSE 10 to automatically find the card. I had to check a box to let this happen. DSL came up immediately.

Later, after a reboot, I went back to the panel and noticed SUSE had filled in a couple of fields on its own.

Now I get to figure out how to get my Canon Pixma MP780 to work. Linux print drivers are really lame. I found a company that will sell me one for $30, but I am not too excited about that.


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