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Old 01-07-2004, 04:16 PM   #1
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Cannot connect to Internet using SuSe 8.2 and Mentor / Conexant ADSL Modem

I have purchased the SuSe 8.2 version of Linux and everything is working fine other than my Internet connection. I have tried and tried but simply cannot get online ...

I have an internal ADSL card - the make (name on the box it came in) is 'Mentor' but in Windows 98 it uses a Conexant driver (I believe it has a Conexant chipset). When installing SuSe (I have done this many, many times now ...) it picks up the ADSL card as a Network card and configures it as one. I have tried ajusting the settings as described in the manual but no matter what I have tried (and I have tried many different set-up configurations) it still refuses to work and connect to the net.

Also, when using my ADSL connection in Windows via the Conexant software, I have to key in a 'phone' number. When I boot my machine in Windows, I have to wait until the ADSL connection is established before 'dialing in' - this is very similar to the procedure used with a regular 56k dial-up Modem - password/username/'logging on to network' etc. There is no option with SuSe's ADSL set-up to key a number in. Perhaps I should be using the ISDN set-up instead ? In which case, is there a suitable make of Modem on the ISDN list I can use or perhaps a suitable driver out there somewhere ??

Somebody please help as SuSe Linux is a wonderful OS but I just need to get online again !!

Thanks in advance ...


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Old 01-16-2004, 04:47 AM   #2
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Sorry I cannot help as I'm having exactly the same problem in SuSE 9!
frustrating isn't it?
My modem is the Conexant ADSL Access Runner by the way - prob same chipset.

Old 01-16-2004, 11:54 AM   #3
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Conexant modem

I have a Compaq laptop and am running Suse 8.2. I initially had a lot of problems with my modem (conexant chipset) but finally found drivers on Just a thought to check there if you haven't already.
Old 01-16-2004, 05:18 PM   #4
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Thanks Canjilon, I have looked there but they only support 56k dial up and not ADSL modems. It was worth a try
Old 01-17-2004, 01:43 PM   #5
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try here and also here


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