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Old 04-19-2004, 04:39 PM   #1
Ace Blackwell
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Alltel DSL


Well if I'm repeating a question already answered, I'm sorry, but up to this point I haven't found it anywhere on the ENTIRE net.

My question is, does anyone know how to set up a dsl connection for Alltel and Slackware 9.1? Here is what I've tried

I have verified the line in works because I've used it on an Win ME machine. I know the computer/card works because I've recently had it on-line with WinME. My card is seen by Linux as a 3Com card. Mod 39Xsomthing or other. I have pinged myself using ifconfig, without the modem on and it works. When my modem is on, the 3 lights come on showing it to be in sync. (Looks like it always does on the Win machine) I have a DHCP connection. I do not have a static IP. I have tried using netconfig but it appears to me not to ask for enough data. It never ask for Alltel's address 166.102.165.13 (I think) I've tried using dhcpcd but it's a little crytic, I couldn't tell what it is needing.

Also I know I don't need MAC, because I've used several cards over the last few years and I've never had to contact Alltel with an address. Right?

In short I'm at a loss. Any help would be greatly appreciated. And yes I'm a newbie to Linux, but not a computer totally. Been working with them since DOS 3.3

Thanks
Ace

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Old 04-21-2004, 04:45 PM   #2
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you have not said anything about running "adsl-setup" ... try that if you didn't
 
Old 04-21-2004, 04:52 PM   #3
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yeah pppoe may be required by your ISP.
when using ME, did you have to enter a username and password to gain access to the internet or authenticate with the ISP?
if your ISP does require authentication, as root, run the adsl-setup program.
 
Old 04-23-2004, 08:44 AM   #4
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Thanks guys, sorry so late getting back,

1) I have a DHCP connection, is that a different type connection than PPPxE? Im not sure?

2) I don't have to log in. My connection is constant.

3) I have tried the adsl-xxxxxs commands with no luck. Also isn't DSL different than ADSL? Im not sure here either.

Thanks and keep the suggestions coming.

Ace
 
  


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