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Old 07-28-2006, 10:56 AM   #16
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Steve setting up a DSL connection as I said earlier is the same in any OS. Whether it is Windows, MAC OS or any Linux distribution.

It is not A Linux issue at all.

You need to know how to enter your information provided by your ISP. It usually comes on a booklet or a sheet of papers that your Internet provider (ISP) gave you with your "modem". You have a username and a password for your service access.

On that note I would like to point out that what we often refer to as DSL modems aren't modems at all. they are transceivers. If they are connected trought USB or Ethernet makes litle difference except USB makes a slower connection.

But what Nylex said above is very true. If you have an Network card use is instead of the USB and plug an Ethernet cable between it and your "DSL modem". It is, I think, easier to setup.

Then go into your network config.

Here is a nice little guide for that:

or you can google "dsl connection in linux" and you get many guides.
Old 07-28-2006, 11:26 AM   #17
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state a few things about the router you have. that is not a aDSL modem, but a aDSL router as it provides both DHCP and NAT plus has some kind of firewall built in.

it runs off of PPPoE and or PPPoA so you will need to contact your ISP, odds are level 1 techs will not have the information you need. you need to know a few things:

1. what type of encapsulation are they useing PPPoE or PPPoA are the 2 options for that router.

2. what are the settings to go along with that encapsulation (standard is 0 and 35, forgive me i forget the names those 2 settings are labled)

3. you will need your username (most likely something like and password

4. you will also need to know if you are on a static IP, or on a Dynamic account (DHCP account)

5. you will need to know the settings in the router as well as the subnet to see if it can be used as a true router or if it is locked down to 1 LAN side IP.

6. for roughly $10 you can buy a NIC and get rid of the USB port option as mentioned above a 10/100 NIC will be light speeds faster then USB 1.0. the NIC will also make the connection easier to manage in any OS.

good luck.


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