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Old 04-23-2004, 01:03 PM   #1
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SBC Yahoo! DSL croaked after I installed Mandrake


The events that have conspired absolutely confound me...

I had two XP machines hooked up to a router, which was hooked up to a DSL modem. The 'net worked fine for a longgg time.

Then, I installed mandrake on one of the machines. The 'net worked quite fine for a couple of hours, but then, after a couple of reboots, the 'net just stopped working. I thought this was a Linux problem, but lo and behold, my XP machine wouldn't connect to the router either.

I've tried

- Turning off either machine, and trying to connect with an individual computer via the router (just in case there are any IP conflicts?)

- Individually directly connecting the machines (both XP and Linux) to the DSL modem, without the router, and logging in via pppoe.

- Buying a new dsl modem (same model) and repeating.

The DSL modem simply will not make a PPPOE connection.

Some notables:

- Both machines can connect to the router when it is connected.

- Both machines can connect to the modem's interface when it is directly connected.

- The DSL light on the modem blinks a few times on power-up, and then stays solid green.


Mandrake, Mandrake, Mandrake this can't be your fault, can it?

What on earth happened? Can anyone help?

Thanks,

Aaron
 
Old 04-23-2004, 01:21 PM   #2
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are you using static or dhcp on the lan? are the machines getting an ip?
 
Old 04-23-2004, 01:23 PM   #3
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DHCP. They are indeed getting an IP, either from the router or the modem, depending on which one is (directly) connected.
 
Old 04-23-2004, 01:30 PM   #4
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ok, what router/modem do you have? does it support telnet login?
 
Old 04-23-2004, 01:37 PM   #5
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Speedstream 5100. I'm really not that sure if it has telnet capability. It does have a nifty web interface.
 
Old 04-23-2004, 02:10 PM   #6
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well the likelihood of mandrake killing it is zero, i mean, it cannot interfere with the firmware so perhaps there is a problem with your isp or your local exchange or the wirring outside your house .
 
Old 04-24-2004, 01:06 PM   #7
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Agreed, it's not your PC software.
 
  


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