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Old 06-19-2004, 02:55 AM   #1
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Briding dsl modem and then making a connection to the internet

ok, I need my dsl modem bridged, and I telent my modem and then bridge it(i done it as sprint told me to do, and how i did it on windows) and then I go to Network Configoration, and I creat a xDSL connection and i set up all the information, and then i activate it, and Im not connected to the internet or anything. Is there something im doing wrong or something else i need to do. Im on RedHat 9 if thats anyhelp..

Thanks for the help!!
Old 07-10-2004, 05:36 AM   #2
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Not connected? That is vague. Can you ping? Or can you just not find any sites in a browser?

I. e. you might be connected, but you need to setup DNS in /etc/resolv.conf to get your browser to find any websites, so it LOOKS as if you are not connected when, in fact, you are.

You need an entry like


or whatever nameserver IP your ISP supplied you with, in /etc/resolv.conf, in order to be able to surf IF the rest of your connection setup is in fact working.
Old 07-10-2004, 05:45 AM   #3
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If you need to bridge your modem, I assume Sprint is using PPPoE, and your modem, to attain PPPoE functionality, has an internal router. This could be a useful thing. DHCP is MUCH easier to set up than PPPoE. My. advise: un-bridge that modem, utilise the internal router adn set up the DHCP connection. That is, unless you have an external router, ie: linksys, netgear, dlink, etc. Then, bridge the modem, configure the router to do PPPoE (you MAY have to update the firmware), and configure DHCP on your linux box.


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