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Old 02-02-2005, 07:42 AM   #1
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Making a broadband connection with SUSE

I have just installed SUSE 9.1 alongside XP and I have a Broadband connection through Tiscali.

I have tried to manually configure the dial-up number for my Broadband provider, but SUSE will not recognise it as a proper number. The Broadband number is 0,38

This is the first time I have tried Linux and I don't quite understand how it all works yet, but without a Broadband connection I will have to return to Windows, something I desperately want to get away from.

Another issue I have is that I use Dreamweaver MX for building my website, does Linux have a similar program I can use and if so, how do I install it?

Any help would be most appreciated. Thank you.
Old 02-02-2005, 07:52 AM   #2
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To be honest you're better off buying an ethernet modem for 25 and use that. I gave up trying to configure my USB modem
Old 02-02-2005, 08:54 AM   #3
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Yeah, get an Ethernet ADSL modem/router. USB is just too much trouble to setup - IMHO.

All you then need is to assign it an address, and configure your gateway and DNS servers.

To assigning an address to the ADSL router you need to access its configuration menus. My telco people configured it into my local subnet, and I then surfed to it with Linux Mozilla to enter the password they later gave me.

To configure your gateway (at least on RedHat 9.0) edit


and make sure it looks something like this:


where the address is the address of your ADSL router / modem.

You may need to reboot after setting up the network file.

Setup your DNS - edit /etc/resolv.conf put


in there, of course substituting the IP address of the DNS server your telco provided you with.

After rebooting, opening a browser should see you connected! This worked perfectly for me. I also first proofed the physical setup and passwords of my ADSL router in Windows (to make sure they were working) then went into Linux and configured it as stated above.
Old 02-02-2005, 05:09 PM   #4
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muscroft i got my tiscali broadband to work with a driver from here (u didn't say which modem though):

from what i remember it does the 0,38 bit for u...

and off hand i thinkdreamweaver mx works 100% with crossover office....


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