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Old 07-15-2003, 08:29 PM   #1
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Ethernet modem problems..

I have an aztech ethernet modem 305E and RH linux 9. My present hardware connections are 1 LAN card (realtek) connected to the modem. In windows xp, the ethernet modem works at last.

However in linux,the modem still cannot surf the net. I have tried a few methods. Here goes:

1) I set up my LAN card to use DHCP and auto get DNS.
2) I set up my LAN card to static IP addresses ( and subnet mask .
3) For the connection itself, I use 'adsl-setup' to setup ppp0. The settings for adsl-setup are - root:name@streamyx / auto get DNS from ISP / connection to be on continuously / no firewall / do not activate ppp0 on bootup
4) I used the graphical program to setup ppp0, which basically ask the same settings with adsl-setup

I used different combinations with the above 4 methods but none worked. In mozilla, if I type the modem's ip address,there's a message saying 'unable to connect to'. For adsl-start, there will be a message saying 'link is down' or 'terminated' after a while. Then lastly, if I activate ppp0 using the graphical program, ppp0 will be activated for several seconds b4 it becomes deactivated again.

Do you know of any solutions ? Please reply quickly if you can....thanks!!
Old 07-15-2003, 11:16 PM   #2
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"modeprobe 8139too" (i am assuming that your nic is realtek and its driver is 8139too)
then do "dhcpd eth0"
then do "ifconfig"
(you can also do a "ping") should work..otherwise...there are some other problems
Old 07-16-2003, 03:08 AM   #3
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Allright... I'll try it straight away rite now.. thanks man!


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