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Old 08-15-2004, 06:06 PM   #1
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Connect to internet


Hi,
I just installed Mandrake 10 and I'm a complet newbie to Linux.
I have an ethernet card and a dsl modem. I grab a dynamic IP when I use Windows XP to connect to internet. Can anybody help me setup an internet connection using Mandrake. Your help will be appreciated. Thanks

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Old 08-15-2004, 06:37 PM   #2
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I take it that Mandy didn't recognise your ethernet card?
Is that what you're trying to configure? Or something else entirely?
 
Old 08-15-2004, 06:45 PM   #3
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ya I wanna configure my ethernet to be able to access the internet
 
Old 08-15-2004, 06:58 PM   #4
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OK.
Mandy *should* have recognised and configured your ethernet card automatically during install. To check if it's there, open Mandrake Control Centre (console -> # mcc) then look in the hardware section. You'll see your ethernet card somewhere in the tree in the right hand pane. Highlight it (one click) and check out the details in the left hand pane of the same window. There'll be a 'configure' button at the bottom of that window if it's not up and running.
If it's not there, then you might have to get some drivers for it - the best place to start is the manufacturers website.
If your eth card is there and configured, then the problem you're having is most likely with your modem.
Is it a modem or an ADSL router?
If it's a router, then it shouldn't need any further setting up than you already did under Windows (I'm assuming you're migrating) although you might have to disable the hardware firewall (if your router has one) and use the software firewall that comes with Mandy.
If it's a proper modem, then you'll mose likely need a driver for it - again, the best place to start is the manufacturers website.

While you're in the the MCC, check the firewall settings. You have to give the firewall some settings, even if it's 'no firewall'. If all the boxes are unchecked in the firewall settings, you won't get a connection.

HTH.
 
Old 08-15-2004, 08:00 PM   #5
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Thanks for the reply. I went to MCC and found my ethernet card there. It gives me the description, vendor name, etc. the "Configure module" button is also enabled. But I don't know how to configure it. And my DSL modem is SpeedStream 5200
 
Old 08-15-2004, 08:21 PM   #6
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Try using the MCC internet wizard.
 
Old 08-15-2004, 08:28 PM   #7
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I did.. it asks for "DHCP Host Name", "Host Name" & "Zeroconf Host Name".
But all I have from my ISP are the primary and the secondary DNS numbers..
 
Old 08-16-2004, 07:27 AM   #8
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Try this. It worked for me and everyone else I've tried it with.

"Here's how I got my DSL connection up in Mandrake 9.1:

I used the Mandrake Control Center, went through "Network and Internet", then "DrakConnect". I then used to wizard to get through the setup. It had the LAN box checked by default. I unchecked it, and chose ADSL. Then, PPOE for the connection method (this may vary by provider). Then, I typed verizon.net in the provider spot, my username and password in their respective spaces, then I let it test my connection. I got an error saying it could not connect and I chose "finish". Right after that, I hit the connect button and it connected. All is good. I also chose the "connect at boot" option so my connection is started at every boot.

This was actually the easiet net configuration I have ever had in Linux.
Good Luck!"

edit: yeah I know it says Mandrake 9.1, but it's the same wizard. I'm using 10.0 now and this is still how I get it working. FYI: Bell Sympatico high-speed DSL.
 
Old 08-16-2004, 09:23 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by michaelk
Try using the MCC internet wizard.
That was going to be my next suggestion.
It was the middle of the night here and I had a brain fart.
 
Old 08-16-2004, 04:52 PM   #10
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yayy it worked! thanks a lot bigVoice!! I use Sympatico too. Thanks eveyone else who helped me through this manner.
 
Old 08-16-2004, 05:56 PM   #11
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My pleasure! Now your turn to help others... oh yeah, the responsibilities of Linux. Your fun is just getting started
 
Old 08-16-2004, 07:36 PM   #12
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sure thing.. I will help others for sure if I understand their problem and have a solution for it..

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