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Old 08-11-2001, 01:23 AM   #1
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Problems getting DSL to work in Linux.

Like the title says, I am having problem getting DSL to work in Linux. The little plug icon plugs into the other side, but i still can't open webpages. I know this isn'y much info to work with, but any suggestions would be nice.

Old 08-11-2001, 06:02 AM   #2
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How are you connected? Via a network card? Some more details please!


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I'm using a 10/100 integrated LAN card on a laptop.

Old 08-11-2001, 02:54 PM   #4
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To get DSL working for my ISP I have to do the following:[list=1][*]Get my network card working[*]Get dhcp client configured
I use dhcpcd, RH uses pump as the default (so I am told)[*]Connect to DSL modem[*]Obtain a dhcp lease. As root
dhcpcd -d ethN
Where ethN is your NIC (eth0, eth1...)

A.)The first time I connect with a new NIC I will get a 'private' IP address which allows me access to only the ISP's internal network. From there I can 'register' the MAC address of my NIC.
B.)Once I have registered the NIC I can reload the dhcp client and that will get me my 'real' Internet IP address.[*]Setup my networking to do this every time I boot.[/list=1]

If you are using pppoe, well, I have no clue. I looked into it and it's possible, but once I found out I didn't need it I lost interest.
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What distro are you using? Do you have a dynamic ip or static ip? And can you ping


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