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Old 01-11-2004, 11:15 PM   #1
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Unhappy driver instalation

im using mandrake 9.1 i instaled the driver for my adsl usb modem
folowing the 'walktrough' everything went fine, the modem is operational
both lamps on it are on so its synchronised, when i put in the command
#startadsl nothing happens (dont know if its normal or not) but when i
try to ping the website of my isp it gives me an "error" saying unknown host. (same thing if i type an www adres in the "explorer")
now i think i have came prety close to getting it to work but i dont know
what i have to do next
Thanx for your time
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Have you tried typing in the numerical address of a website yet? If that works then you'll have to setup the DNS server to get the names.
Old 01-12-2004, 12:53 AM   #3
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i tried it, gave me the same error about unknown host
Old 01-12-2004, 12:23 PM   #4
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Do you know how you connect to your ISP?

If you are using PPPoE (Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet) this is a protocol used by many ADSL Internet Service Providers, then the correct commands to use are:

To configure your DSL connection at a console type the command:


Follow the instructions, the answers depend on your ISP.
Once the configuration is done to start the connection type:


To test if the connection is working (and you got an IP address from your ISP) type:


To disconnect from the internet (login out will NOT disconnect you) type:


If those commands donot work for you then you might need to and install rp-pppoe from one of the Mandrake CDs, or download rp-pppoe, from
Roaring Penguin. Make sure you read ALL the info on those pages, that's how I got my internet working!

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