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Old 04-03-2011, 11:01 PM   #1
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Question Creating broadband Internet connection in Red hat Linux 5.1


I am new to linux.Use broadband wire-line internet connection that requires username and password. Using GUI in Administration--Network I see realtek 8129 fast ethernet configured. However when I try to create new connection and activate it, it shows could not activate. eth0 inactive.

I am able to use my broadband connection in windows XP.

Please help me with this. Any help is appreciated.
Old 04-03-2011, 11:28 PM   #2
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Hi -

1. Your ethernet connects to your broadband, and your broadband connects to the Internet.

2. Your broadband might be a DSL modem, it might have a cable modem, it might be "something else".

3. Whatever it is, you probably ran some kind of Windows "setup" when you first installed it.
You now need to do the equivalent for Linux.

4. Suggestion: contact your broadband provider, and ask them if they have any instructions for Linux.
That's the easiest way - and, heck - you might get lucky!

5. Plan B:
When you go into the "network administration" GUI, and you see your Realtek, specify "DHCP" (or "dynamic address" - the exact wording will depend on your GUI). Again - you might get lucky.

5. Failing all else, please specify:
a) Your Linux distro and version
b) Whether your broadband is cable or DSL
c) Any other pertinent details (such as your DSL modem's model#, for example)

Here are a couple of links that might also help:

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Old 04-05-2011, 01:42 AM   #3
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1. Linux distros 'Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 server' nash version.
2. Motherboard is Gigabytes S-series 'G41MT-S2' (Intel chipset- G41).
3. Modem Type:This is a wire-line Internet connection from provider 'You Telecom'. It is 'SURFboard Cable Modem-SB5101'. This modem is connected to my onboard Lan.

In "Administration- Network" GUI, I get provision to create new 'Device' and 'Hardware'. Should both be 'Ethernet', or hardware should be 'Modem'?

I tried establishing connection through manual option and automatic (ip address) through 'DHCP'. Also let me know the difference between server ip address and client ip address. Which ip to use while configuring Internet connection in Linux?

Note: In windows Xp device manager, Network adapter is listed as 'Atheros AR8151 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller'. This is not listed in the list of adapters in Linux.



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