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Old 12-29-2006, 05:14 AM   #1
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Exclamation Need help with DSL-200 B1 set-up.

Ok, i installed Ubuntu the other day and went to set up my network.
Little did I know how troublesome the whole thing would be with this damned modem, anyway.

As I said, its a D-Link DSL-200 B1.
Ive downloaded and unpacked both eciadsl drivers and sync files, PPPoE and PPP.
Right. No problems.

I type eciadsl-start.
Everything goes swimminly, or appears to.
I sync up.
My little ADSL light is going strong on my modem.

But still, I cant do anything on the net.

I type ifconfig.

I cant really remember what it said. (Im running a dual-boot. So I have to constantly log out of Ubuntu and back onto windows to search for help)

It comes up with an Eth0 description and an L0 description.
I noticed that neither were sending or recieving and packets.
RX and TX packets I think it was.

Now, I did a search and i've seen people posting things about tan0 and tun0 connections, which showed up when they typed in ifconfig. Being a linux newbie, im not really sure what these terms mean and how to configure them appropriately.

In windows, my modem connects with a PPPoA. It 'dials-up' by just authenticating my user-name and password.

If anyone could give me some help with how to configure my settings to get it up and running, i'd appreciate it alot.
(Ive been working about 6 hours straight on this thing XD)

Thanks everyone.

Old 01-01-2007, 03:30 AM   #2
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Can you ping outside your machine?

I. e. if you do the PPPOe thing, what happens if you type


in a terminal? Does it reply with something like this:

$ ping
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=46 time=500 ms
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=2 ttl=46 time=500 ms
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=3 ttl=46 time=500 ms


What do you see if you go

cat /etc/resolv.conf


Are you using dynamic or static DNS?

Do you have a default route setup?

I also use DSL but with a router. I've got some DNS server IPs in /etc/resolv.conf, and I setup my connection with

/sbin/ifconfig eth0 netmask broadcast up

Where is my machine's IP.

I then create a default route with

route add default gw eth0

where is the IP address of my router...

Does your DSL modem thingy have an IP address you can set on it?


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