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Old 09-01-2005, 11:06 AM   #1
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Linux broadband, do you know

do you know what im doing wrong, with Mandriva

on the installation cd from my isp there are a number of exe files and the cd doesnt run through the installation process like it does on winxp.

i need to somehow install the driver to setup the connection
when the cd is run in linux it shows the files only and doesnt go through the install process, below are the files it shows

+Loads of htm files that dont help

you must know im not right good with the command line just yet but can follow any instructions on how to get the driver installed

any help or imput appreciated

btw, i have all the connection details from the isp, things like the DNS proxy and so on
Old 09-01-2005, 11:43 AM   #2
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It depends on the ISP and their type of connectivity. With my ISP all I had to do on my Debian box was configure my ethernet card for DHCP and it auto found the connection and worked. You may need to setup pppoe depending on what your ISP wants of you. You won't need to use the provided disc at all, unless you are setting up a Windows machine.
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The isp driver files are problably for windows and or macintosh so they wont work in linux
but its easy to set up a connection in linux manually.........provided your networking card is supported in linux.........
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The disk is purely for Windows. Linux doesn't use, natively, .dlls or .exes. What type of modem do you use, what connection is it, do you have a hub or router and which isp is it? It may be that you don't need to install anything (mine 'just connects') or there may be a tutorial out there already.

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Old 09-01-2005, 11:52 AM   #5
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The windows executables don't work in Linux so you won't be able to install that on your linux. However, there are programs available under linux that allow you to connect to your DSL provider.

I have not setup this...since my setup is different from yours but you can try this:

$ su -
$ enter-your-root-password
# adsl-setup
You can also try and find out about roaring penguin which is PPPoE (point-to-point protocol over Ethernet) that most ISP's use. Mandriva must have a rp-pppoe package which you can download using urpmi.

Here's an excerpt from Roaring penguin website

PPPoE (Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet) is a protocol used by many ADSL Internet Service Providers. Roaring Penguin has a free PPPoE client for Linux and Solaris systems to connect to PPPoE service providers.

Dubbed RP-PPPoE, this open-source product is ideal for Linux users with a DSL "modem" whose Internet service provider uses PPPoE. Before you download this software, check whether or not you really need it. If your ISP uses PPPoE, but has given you a router, you may not need a PPPoE client on your Linux box. DHCP may work fine.
You can also look at the link below which I believe uses the same ISP as yours.

Sorry for not being ISP has given me a router with a DHCP so i don't have go through all these steps.



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