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Old 06-13-2004, 12:03 PM   #1
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How to configure your PPPoE ethernet on RedHat 9

Greetings to all,

I have installed Windows 2000 Professional on my C drive with FAT32 and RedHat 9 Linux on my E drive. D had Windows XP Professional which I removed. Now, I have taken the internet connection from my cable service. Now, this uses only a LAN card, a cable that is plugged into the LAN card. It uses a PPPoE to connect to the internet.

It has a dialer (PPPoE) which connects to the internet once the username and password are entered. It does not uses any cable or other DSL Modem.

Now, I wish to connect to Linux through this service. I did call them but their expertise is only limited to Windows. I know this is possible but I am not getting it through.

If anyone has the detailed instructions on this (yes detailed as I am very very new to Linux) that will be of great help.

Thanks & Regards

Nilesh Shah
Old 06-13-2004, 12:37 PM   #2
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Hi NileshDAVID,
there may be an easy way to do this with redhat, I dont know about that.

I will talk you through the more complicated procedure that will work for most linux distros:
Log on as root:
[enter password]

start the adsl-setup program:
follow the instructions
when you are done, you can start the connection with
may require root access.

Go back to your graphical session:

As I said, there has got to be a redhat way of doing this. I just dont know about it. Maybe a redhat user can provide you with this information. The procedure I explained is - as you surely noticed - not user friendly at all.

Good luck,
- drowstar

ps: If this is not detailed enough or you feel you require further assistance, post back here. Ill be glad to help.
Old 06-13-2004, 02:24 PM   #3
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Thanks very much drowstar,

But, I have tried that and that is a command that says showstat but that doesn't seems to work. But, will try that again. The adsl-setup, I know, brings all the steps and procedure to set up PPPoE.

Thanks very much dude,

This Linux Community really rules.

Nilesh Shah


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