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Old 08-11-2005, 01:09 PM   #1
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Wink DSL on SUSE LINUX 9.2

I just installed SUSE LINUX 9.2 and have Yahoo DSL and would like to know how to go about installing my internet connection. Currently I do not have a connection and hence cannot download any updates. Any information would be great.

Old 08-11-2005, 02:09 PM   #2
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What exactly do you mean? Just plug in the network cable, or Modem or whatever and setup a new connection in SUSE and away you go.
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Well everything is connected and im dual booting with WINXP and everthing works fine on that side but I have no connection on the Linux side. So during my lunch i went into Yast and setup the sound card, Video, and looked at the Network (DSL) setting and it said ethernet detected unkown Provider. So I restarted the system and now the system will not even log on? What is up. I dont understand if they say that this software does not blue screen and never crashes, why does it crash so easy for me? Whew Sorry, im just frustrated. I think im going to re-install again.

I will start with a fresh install after work today.. Are there any tips for newbies you might have.. Anyone with Experience on Suse Linux 9.2?

Thanks in advance

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You'd have to give a few more "hints"! i.e. what kind of modem do you use (USB or ethernet)? do you know whether your service is using a dynamic IP address (one that can change) or a static one (one that stays the same)?

Thats the kind of stuff that you'd need to supply e.g. my system uses a "modem/router" device, so that once it's set up for my connection it doesn't matter about the actual service, it stays as it is (static IP from service provider etc). So that all I need to know is the range of the internal IP addresses that the modem uses (something like for the main "gateway"). I'd then just have to set up the LAN settings and use an internal IP of say, and put the into the "box" for the default gateway.

Which means the main pc using *.2 talks to the modem/router which is *.1 via the ethernet card/cable. Internally the modem/router then connects it to the static address that my ISP provides for my service.

The only difference, would be that most ISP's will provide a basic "dynamic" service, so in that case, the *.1 internal connection will not know what the external IP address from ISP is, but it talks to the DHCP server inside the modem/router, which will detect whatever IP number is being provided by the ISP.

Erm, yes, sorry. It does sound complicated when explained that way. It's not really (just sounds worse than it is).

It's different with USB modems though - IMO ethernet is better (and I understand faster).




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