Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 12-30-2001, 10:05 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Dec 2001
Location: East Brunswick, NJ
Distribution: Mandrake 8.1
Posts: 14

Rep: Reputation: 0
Mandrake 8.1 Internet Auto-detect


I somewhere that there's a way in Mandrake 8.1 to get it to attempt to auto-detect your internet settings. Is this true? If so, how? If not, is there any linux flavor that can do this?

Thanks in advance.
Old 12-30-2001, 11:07 PM   #2
LQ Addict
Registered: Dec 2001
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Distribution: *NIX
Posts: 3,704

Rep: Reputation: 56
I don't know about the auto-detect, but if you have a broadband access and use NIC most likely the NIC will be detected, and when the installation will proceed with configuring network then you'll need to specify how you connect to the internet and what protocol you use to do so (DHCP, PPPoE etc.), fill out all required info and you ready to roll. For PPPoE I'd rether use roaring penguin prog from rp


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how to auto detect the status of sendmail!!!!!!!!!! dhanju Linux - Networking 5 10-22-2005 06:35 AM
how linux auto detect thumbdrive cperdana Linux - Hardware 2 03-03-2005 08:34 PM
how to auto detect when connected to internet? rohan208 Programming 2 07-24-2004 04:00 PM
X Windows Auto-detect Brother Michael Debian 3 05-13-2004 11:53 AM
CD-ROM drives don't auto-detect (sometimes) justin19fl General 2 07-29-2001 09:24 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:37 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration