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Old 03-26-2005, 11:52 AM   #1
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Italian Alice-Telecom users, help please


Hi friends. I have installed mandrake 10.1 in my machine together with windows. I'm now living in Italy and connect to internet -under windows- with Alice(Telecom) on an Adsl modem (DataWay) but i have no idea on how configure my connection under linux. Any help will be appreciated.

Se cualcuno mi vuole escribere en italiano mi va bene.
Thanks - Grazzie mile.
 
Old 03-28-2005, 07:37 AM   #2
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How does the modem connect to your computer?

If it is via an ethernet cable connected to eth0 you'll probably bring up the connection like this (as root):

ifdown eth0
dhclient eth0


If it is USB, someone else will have to help you!
 
Old 03-28-2005, 12:43 PM   #3
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The modem is connected to my computer through an usb port.
the question is that when i try to configure a new adsl connection the o.s. recognize my ethernet card (based on Realtek) and get the etho0 option, but i don't know what driver choose to configure the usb adsl modem.
 
Old 03-29-2005, 01:49 AM   #4
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USB: That is not good news!

Your options:
[1] Find out the name of your modem, and search LQ for how to get it working (Perhaps it is one of the Alcatel modems? I had one of those once, they do work, but are difficult to set up for linux)

[2] Buy a new ADSL modem that connects via ethernet: Zoom make some that work very well with linux - I now have a Zoom X5 ADSL modem / switch /router, which is a pleasure to use with linux, and only about 100euros.
 
Old 03-29-2005, 07:43 AM   #5
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Thank you very much for your help. i will try the first option because i dont wanna buy a new modem (i leave Italy in three months and once returned to Spain i will have to fight with -or search for- a new modem one more time)

Anyway i guess that i'm not the only one mandrake- alice adsl user in the whole Italy...
 
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OK good luck.
 
  


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