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Old 09-07-2004, 10:14 AM   #1
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i cant connect to the internet mandrake 10.1

I have a slight problem i really would like to leave the clutches of Microsoft
but i have found i am unable to due the fact i cant connect to the Internet
using MDK 10


it keeps telling me that i have no connection to the net work

i have ADSL connection via rj45 and THOMSON Speed touch 510

System Info

Diagnostic THOMSON Speed touch 510

Test Result

System self test ----------OK

LAN (Ethernet or USB)---OK


Item Description
Name SpeedTouch 510

Mac Address 00-90-D0-82-43-95

IP Address

Software Version

Hardware Platform ADNT-Q

Serial Number 0301PZNKA

Product Code 3EC36939AAAA
DSL Line Status
Item Description
Line State Enabled

Speed (Kbit/sec) 128 up / 256 down

Duration 08:59:01

Send (kByte) 3700

Read (kByte) 13159

Item Description
Region España

Provider Multipuesto (multiport)
Service Name Dirección IP Dinámica (dynamic ip address)

Service Description Multipuesto: Para conexión de varios ordenadores.Deberá introducir el nombre de usuario y contraseña proporcionados por Telefónica, así como configurar los PCs de su Red de Área Local.
(multiport:for connection of various computers)


VIA PCI 10/100Mb Fast Ethernet Adapter

my windows ip config is

Physical Address.......................: 00-0A-E6-72-3E-72
Connection-specific DNS Suffix..:
IP Address................................:
Subnet Mask.............................:
Default Gateway.......................:
DNS Server1..............................:
DNS Server2..............................:
WINS Server..............................:
DHCP.........................................: NONE

Every thing is working fine with windows xp but not with mandrake

can anyone please help me resolve this huge problem

(the adapter does work with various versions of Linux i checked it out first before writing this text)

p.s. i know nothing of UNIX/LINUX
Old 09-07-2004, 10:36 AM   #2
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In the contol center under network & internet choose new connection.
Choose lan connection and follow the steps, filling in your ip,gateway & dns.
Old 09-07-2004, 12:14 PM   #3
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I also found that if you have a different NIC recognized (IE. A wireless card, dial-up modem, etc.) that sometimes Mandy will look to this for it's connection. I had to delete my wireless card everytime I connected via RJ-45.
Old 09-07-2004, 01:56 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info but i have already tried new connection but to no avail any other ideas
Old 09-07-2004, 02:54 PM   #5
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If u have a look on the cd for the modem that tiscali provided it should give u info about how to install the modem drivers and also u need to know whether it is PPPoA or PPPoE type connection as they both have very different ways of connecting to the net
Old 10-02-2004, 02:37 PM   #6
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I've got the same modem and had the same problem, i got a sort of workaround from a friend :
open a shell : login with : su (then your root's password)
$ ifconfig eth0 down
$ dhclient
and then it might be ok for that session at least...

so the problem does persist, why having to do this everytime you booted the computer ? how get it right ? At the same time some KDE program's are quite slow to start (kwrite, home icon on desktop) but not openoffice or xpdf for example. this friend tells me it could have something to do with the speedtouch... he thinks that this slowness has got to do also with the fact that KDE has to search for my computer to be able to open the programs. Well, I keep on searching. In meanwhile I am connected and hopefully you also.


--news from the slow problem :
as root edit
/etc/sysconfig/network :
HOSTNAME = somithg-in-letters

at HOSTNAME there was written my DNS server number

Last edited by Huji; 10-02-2004 at 03:03 PM.


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