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Old 04-07-2005, 02:32 PM   #1
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Question New modem, new problem

My first question on this forum was how could I install my USB DSL modem under SuSE linux 9.1, I gave up in the end.

I bought a new internal DSL modem to try instead, imagine my delight when the operating system found the modem and automatically configured it!

All that I then needed to do was configure a DSL connection using the modem as an ethernet adaptor, no problem for someone who has been using linux for well over a week now.

Everything seemed to go well, until I clicked to connect. After quite a wait, nothing happened. I clicked to view the connection log and found that my downfall was something called PADA's. What are these?

SuSE linux is very user friendly and guides the user through most things, but I can't find a reference to PADA's in the info.
Old 04-07-2005, 03:11 PM   #2
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First, to verify that your connection is indeed closed type
. If the connection fails, then type
. If you do not see listed then type
ifconfig eth0 up
. This will turn on your ethernet connection. Since you said SuSE configured your card already, your IP address, NETmask, and gateway should already be correct. Now try the ping command again. If you still get no response, you should su to root and then type
pump eth0
. This forces the connection to be active. All fingers crossed, this should work. Good luck.
Old 04-07-2005, 03:51 PM   #3
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It's actually PADO packets that my connection is timing out whilst waiting for.

Thanks, but doing the above didn't help.


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