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Old 06-06-2004, 04:39 PM   #1
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PPPoE problem on tiscali.co.uk


Hi,

I've managed to break my internet connection. On the advice of someone on this board I got a Binatone 2000 ADSL modem. I am conecting to it through a Sitecom NIC. I installed fedora core 1 and it all worked perfectly (did the online config in wondoze and it all worked in linux too) then I got cocky and decided (don't ask me why) to wipe my install and try some other distros. After that went pear shaped I put FC1 back in, this time the eth card and the internet conection didn't configure (error bringup eth0) and after I sorted that on the Network Manager sortware I can't get the modem/router to display webpages.

It will display it's own comfiguration website and it passes all the diagnostic tests and connects under PPPoA VC-Mux, PPPoE VC LLC and one other option (can't rember which). All the status displays confirm it is connected to the ISP and so does the light on the front. Only thing is when I bring up mozilla and type in a website it says that it cannot find the site in an error box.

If anyone can help me I would be greatful, I miss surfing in mozilla and linux, thanks
 
Old 06-06-2004, 05:25 PM   #2
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Sounds like a domain nameserver problem. What does it say in /etc/resolv.conf or /etc/ppp/resolv.conf?
 
Old 06-06-2004, 05:49 PM   #3
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Many thanks for you're reply.

I've got it working. I have abolutly no idea how but I got it working. I belive it is forum ettiquest to explane what you did to solve a problem though I admit that most of this may be conjecture so I apologise in advance.

1) I set up my ethernet card manually after I had problems with it (this was bfore I posted here) got it working by following the GUI istructions.

2) Tried all the PPPoA and PPPoE options to see which ones worked and which didn't with my service acount (tiscali.co.uk) then checked the diagnostic settings in the online setup page of my router.

3)I left it saved as PPPoA VC-MUX and it didn't work ie didn't bring up a web page so I rebooted into windoze (this was when I posted here) BTW PPPoA VC-Mux is the one that makes windoze connect to the internet.

4) rebooted to check the files that Andrew Benton asked me to check and all was well (I noted this because my update applet was flashing to update in the toolbar where before it was displaying upto date) and web pages working.

5)I think that all it neede was a reeboot with all the settings saved both in linux and the modem/rooter hardware and that I am a total idiot.

- please note that #5 is my personal conjecture except the last statement
 
Old 06-06-2004, 07:19 PM   #4
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Whenever I test an internet connection I'm always pinging hosts first inside my network (192.168.x.x range) and then external IP addresses (ping 82.34.77.49) and then a hostname (ping google.com)


ping 127.0.0.1
ping localhost
ping (my IP address on the network)
ping 82.34.77.49
ping google.com
 
Old 06-07-2004, 09:59 AM   #5
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yes I tried that too only it didn't work untill I rebooted the system now I can ping as much as I want (though I do prefer webpages )
 
Old 06-07-2004, 04:51 PM   #6
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Thumbs up

Its my understanding that changes to network confiduration do not take effect until the network is rebooted.

Glad to see you got over your problems, its a kick aint it?
 
Old 06-08-2004, 03:10 PM   #7
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changes to network confiduration do not take effect until the network is rebooted.
Interesting, sometimes you can activate the network connection without the reboot:

Assuming you set your IP address is 192.168.1.1, your subnet mask is 255.255.255.0,
and your default route to the internet is 192.168.1.2, type as root:

# ifconfig eth0 down (if the network is up)
# route del default (remove the default routes)
# ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.1 netmask 255.255.255.0 up
# route add default gw 192.168.1.2

Then try the pinging and webpages etc.

Otherwise if it doesn't work, reboot.
 
Old 06-08-2004, 03:20 PM   #8
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I bow to your knowlege. There are many elegant ways to do things in Linux. Until I get to know them I have to use my size nines. Now I know a little more. Thanks
 
Old 06-29-2004, 03:39 PM   #9
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HELP! HELP! HELP! HELP! HELP!

This is issue is regarding the suggested solution of using Binatone 2000 on a Tiscali broadband subscription (rather than the shiped Sagem modem, which has caused me many problems).

How does the authentication (username, password) work in Linux with binatone 2000? How did Fedora recognised the tiscali connection?

Apart from Fedora, has anyone tried to install it on a diferent distribution?
 
  


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