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Old 01-22-2010, 11:13 PM   #1
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If PPP the only access to 'net, need to set loopback on network card? Won't browse


I don't use my network card at the moment until I get another wall socket, router and broadband modem to replace mobile broadband, which requires PPP dialup.

I heard a Slackware user say that you need to set the network card on loopback for PPP, but he doesn't know how to do this in Crunchbang or Ubuntu or its derivatives.

I can setup the mobile broadband connection, but it won't browse, just lookup and never get passed that (I didn't look at the error message - I suppose it says failed to lookup/resolve host). Often the hostname is unresolvable with sudo too.

Last edited by vaughancoveny; 01-23-2010 at 04:01 AM. Reason: claryfication for loopback usage
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Can you ping on IP ?
What is the output from
route -n
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How did you set up the connection?


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