LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 11-24-2006, 09:50 AM   #1
K Torode
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Distribution: None yet!
Posts: 13

Rep: Reputation: 0
BT Voyager 210 and ADSL


Back after a year! Thanks to all who responded to my initial problems with partitions and the like. As you can see it has taken some time to come back to Linux after the frustrations of trying to connect to the web using BT Voyager 105. Finally I heard that Voyager 210 would work.

So here we go again. I have installed Mandriva 2007 alongside Windows XP. Also installed Voyager 210 via the USB connection and this works fine with Windows XP.

Setting up the internet connection in Mandriva 2007 results in the 'Congratulations, the network and internet configuration is finished.'

On rebooting Linux the following verbose lines appear:

Bringing up interface ppp0: Cannot find device "ppp0"
RTNETLIINK answers: No such process
Plugin ppp0tm.so Loaded
PPPoATM plugin_init
PPPoATM setdevname_ppp0atms - SUCCESS:0.38
connect(0,38): No such device [FAILED]

Now is this because I am using usb? There is an ethernet alternative from the Voyager 210.
Are there network settings within Windows XP that need changing? I have deleted the original Voyager 105 that seemed to use 0.38.

I am determined not to leave this for another year!

KT
 
Old 11-25-2006, 03:29 AM   #2
acid_kewpie
Moderator
 
Registered: Jun 2001
Location: UK
Distribution: Gentoo, RHEL, Fedora, Centos
Posts: 43,417

Rep: Reputation: 1976Reputation: 1976Reputation: 1976Reputation: 1976Reputation: 1976Reputation: 1976Reputation: 1976Reputation: 1976Reputation: 1976Reputation: 1976Reputation: 1976
usb as a network transport is a *VERY* *VERY* dumb idea... i see NOTHING good about it... just use an ethernet cable and as long as your nic is set to use dhcp it'll work fine out of the box, no drivers, no farting around...
 
Old 11-25-2006, 02:56 PM   #3
K Torode
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Distribution: None yet!
Posts: 13

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thanks Chris, I will finally invest in an ethernet card! Will report back.

KT
 
Old 12-13-2006, 05:45 PM   #4
K Torode
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Distribution: None yet!
Posts: 13

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Well thank you Chris, it worked, though not quite as instantly as you suggested. Good advice though and to anyone else still struggling with Voyager 105 just chuck in the river!

This may not be the place to put the following question but here goes.

Our dancing instructor carts around a lot of kit. He talked about using a laptop to store and manipulate dance music. Can/does Linux offer the necessary software?

KT
 
  


Reply

Tags
bt, voyager


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
voyager 105 usb adsl modem nervine Linux - Software 1 09-05-2006 06:00 PM
BT Voyager 105 ADSL eriond Mandriva 5 03-14-2006 01:45 PM
bt adsl voyager usb modem on linux? Jestrik Linux - Networking 2 03-06-2004 09:38 AM
BT Voyager ADSL & Red Hat 8.0 thespleen Linux - Newbie 16 12-26-2003 10:32 AM
BT Voyager USB ADSL Modem fuelinjection Linux - Hardware 10 12-11-2003 05:34 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:47 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration