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Old 08-30-2003, 01:06 PM   #1
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SuSE - Setting up ADSL

I'm running a dual boot machine, SuSE 8.2, and WinXP.

I use Telus (I live in canada) ADSL, a Linksys etherfast router, and an external Linksys DSL modem.
I have an Intel PRO 100+ ethernet card (not sure if that's what ya call them...) running to the router.

I downloaded SuSE, since I'm too stupid/cheap to buy it. I downloaded the most minimal install I could get (just enough for X), and I got lynx on there.

Here's the trouble: I started up lynx, tried going to, and... nothing. I wasn't connected to the internet. I looked around YaST, but have no clue how to set it up (I don't even know what DHCP is, and have a vague idea of how IPs work, so I didn't really know what was going on).

I played around with it for a while, skipped all the stuff I don't understand, hit finish, and it said it needed to install a package... smpppd I think it was.

The problem of course, is that I'm not connected to the internet, so I can't get the package... I've got all the boot disks, and I'm guessing it's on there somewhere, but I don't want to screw up linux... again (I've messed up 3 installs of 2 different distros )

could someone help me out? I know windows, but this linux, it confoozes me...
Old 08-30-2003, 05:55 PM   #2
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If you have already tried to configured your modem (sounds like you did), then use the YaST menu to undo all changes you made. Choose Network card configuration; if your ethernet card is detected, configure it as eth0.
Next time you login to X, I think you will be able to get online - just open a web browser.
I run SuSE 8.0, Linksys 10/100 ethernet, westell wirespeed dsl modem. SuSE detected my modem & ethernet card. All I had to do was configure my ethernet card as eth0 (i.e., simply click a few buttons) and not worry about modem configuration. That got me online when I logged in to X, been online since....obviously, hell, I'm here now.
Old 08-30-2003, 08:41 PM   #3
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it worked! Thanks for the help


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