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Old 02-20-2006, 03:35 PM   #1
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Help Please!!!Everyone!!! How to connect to the internet using my dsl external modem


I've just moved from 56k to dsl FINALLY but i dont know how to get to the internet in my other computer that is running on linux mandrake 10.0.

I will love someone to help me PLEASE because is beginig to give me headches and i have read some articles but it doesnt help me at all... so please linuxquestion.org pimp my brain with information!!!
 
Old 02-20-2006, 04:05 PM   #2
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Firstly - need to know about your modem.

Secondly - need to know where you are up to: Is it that you havn't a clue how to access the interent from mandrake or that you have got stuck configuring the modem? Or something else?

Until you reply, here's some reading material:
http://www.4p8.com/eric.brasseur/spe...ndrake_10.html
... gives you an idea of the issues. (If this is a USB modem - the procedure is to use the installer that comes with the modem (MD10.1) or download the vanilla drivers from the manufacturer.)

ethernet xDSL usually comes with a router and switch and plugs into your ethernet port. You set eth0 to DHCP and use a browser to set up the modem.
 
Old 02-20-2006, 04:32 PM   #3
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my modem is a paradyne i dont know what model is because its a super number, erm... my connection is dhcp, i connect threw the cat5e ethernet cable...
 
Old 02-20-2006, 05:14 PM   #4
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OK cool - you have an ethernet modem (if there is more than one ethernet port on the modem, it is a router ... check)

configure eth0 for dhcp - check (set this as your default route to the internet)
turn off any dialup modems
restart network services

the modem should come with some sort of instruction manual ... you need to be able to configure it by pointing a web browser to the modem ip (usually 192.168.0.1 but sometimes something else like 10.0.0.1).

You may need to configure an admin password as well ... there is a very detailed howto here: http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/DSL-HOWTO
 
Old 02-20-2006, 05:16 PM   #5
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Do you have a router?
Did the modem come with setup instructions?
Are all the lights on the modem correct?
What is the output of ifconfig? (Type this command in a terminal)
 
Old 02-20-2006, 05:21 PM   #6
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is just a modem it haves one port of each usb and cat5e(ether), and 2 ports of the telephone line one in, one out
 
Old 02-20-2006, 05:41 PM   #7
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Try typing in 192.168.1.1 in your web browser...
 
Old 02-20-2006, 06:09 PM   #8
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but it isnt a router, i will but i think it wont do anything, and other thing do i need to have the internet phone line connected or just the ethernet connected without the internet.
e.g.
(pc)-----(modem)--- X -------(internet)
 
Old 02-20-2006, 06:14 PM   #9
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yeah you should have the phone line connected.
they are asking if you have a router because if you do you have to have the modem set to bridge. but since it is just the modem you wont need to change that.
 
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Use the Mandrake Control Center and setup your internet connection for xDSL.
 
Old 02-20-2006, 07:05 PM   #11
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One thread is not enough?
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Old 02-20-2006, 09:38 PM   #12
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and when i enter the setup what do i have to do or look for? And for the time i cant acces the router, and yes is a router my bad sorry, anyways i cant because my isp changed it when it was in theire domination or their hands or in the companie and now i have to wait for tomorrow...
tho...

sorry for the inconvenience of the other post...
 
Old 02-20-2006, 09:45 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by repollo
and when i enter the setup what do i have to do or look for? And for the time i cant acces the router, and yes is a router my bad sorry, anyways i cant because my isp changed it when it was in theire domination or their hands or in the companie and now i have to wait for tomorrow...
tho...

sorry for the inconvenience of the other post...
At this point, I am lost. Are you now saying that you DO have a router?
Did you try ifconfig?
Can you ping the router at 192.168.1.1?

Please tell us the exact configuration and what tests you have run.
And please answer previous questions--eg are all the lights OK on the modem?
 
Old 02-20-2006, 09:55 PM   #14
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I didnt know but is a router because i just put the the router without the instructions in my windows box like ppl do and it work. But in my Linux box all the lights are fine but it doesnt bring up a website that i assigne. I have tried the ifconfig in the terminal but it doesnt recognize the command. I have tried the ip and it work, but theres a prob that the code that is in the pdf book in the cd it wont work because i think my isp changed it.

Thats why i dunno the configuration that have my router inside tho i would you guys tell me the things that i have to look for or change, and if that will change the settings for windows?
 
Old 02-21-2006, 04:19 PM   #15
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does the ifconfig is in the cd and i have to install it? And if yes can someone tell me how... please
 
  


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