Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
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!


Closed Thread
  Search this Thread
Old 11-01-2004, 10:21 AM   #1
Roxbury Ranger
LQ Newbie
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Boston, MA, USA
Distribution: PCLinuxOS .93
Posts: 8

Rep: Reputation: 0
Problems with Internet Connection in Mandrake 10.0

I've posted this in the Networking Forum, but since I'm a Linux Newbie, I thought this might belong here as well.



I'm having some perplexing issues when connecting to the Internet using Verizon DSL in Mandrake 10.0, and I'm not sure why.

I've tried connecting using both DHCP and pppoe. The results are pretty much the same: on initially logging in, I am able to surf the Web for an unspecified period of time before mysteriously I am disconnected.

I have to reboot every time to get connected again, at which point the process starts all over again.

My NIC card (eth0) is connected directly to my Westell modem through a Hub (for a Windows XP home network).

When Linux boots, I usually get a FAILED message for "Bringing up interface eth0"; although, sometimes Linux recognizes the card. Either way, I'm still able to use the Internet for some period of time. Depending on how I set up the Internet connection, I either get a "Network Down" or "Connection Not Configured" message in KDE. Recently, it seems to have settled on "Connection Not Configured".

When I've assigned Primary and Secondary DNS settings in pppoe, I've used the settings that Verizon suggests on its Web site: and, respectively. These get changed to other entries (which also vary, suggesting that they're dynamically assigned I guess).

Any help you can provide in diagnosing this would be greatly appreciated. I really want to use Linux for my everyday tasks, and use XP only when I have to.

Last edited by Roxbury Ranger; 11-01-2004 at 10:23 AM.
Old 11-01-2004, 02:22 PM   #2
Registered: Feb 2002
Location: Grenoble
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 9,692

Rep: Reputation: 232Reputation: 232Reputation: 232
Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.

I'm closing this thread. The one in Networking will remain open:

Closed Thread

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
internet connection (mandrake 10) axon Linux - Networking 6 11-05-2004 07:31 AM
3com card internet connection problems mandrake behind a router Skankin Pickle Linux - Newbie 3 08-29-2004 07:29 PM
Mandrake 10 + VMware 4.0.5 + Internet Connection Problems flyby Linux - Networking 0 03-14-2004 04:24 PM
Internet Connection Mandrake 9.2 smccollom Linux - Newbie 20 12-23-2003 02:53 AM
mandrake 9 and my internet connection DayDreamer Linux - Networking 3 08-11-2003 02:32 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:16 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
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration