Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 04-19-2004, 04:39 PM   #1
Ace Blackwell
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Kentucky, USA
Distribution: SlamD 12.1 / Slack 12.0 ~ 14.2_64
Posts: 326

Rep: Reputation: 54
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 (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


Last edited by Ace Blackwell; 04-19-2004 at 09:17 PM.
Old 04-21-2004, 04:45 PM   #2
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Yokosuka Japan
Distribution: Arch, Kali, Slackware 14, Lubuntu, Raspbian
Posts: 58

Rep: Reputation: 15
you have not said anything about running "adsl-setup" ... try that if you didn't
Old 04-21-2004, 04:52 PM   #3
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Riverside, CA
Distribution: Slackware/RedHat
Posts: 79

Rep: Reputation: 15
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
Ace Blackwell
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Kentucky, USA
Distribution: SlamD 12.1 / Slack 12.0 ~ 14.2_64
Posts: 326

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 54
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.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
D-Link DSL-200 Rev B DSL modem -- success!! ludeKing Linux - Hardware 1 03-11-2007 06:32 PM
dsl on demand in suse 8.0, and installing dsl paul62 SUSE / openSUSE 2 01-04-2005 09:32 PM
Dsl Modem Installation -- Aztech Dsl Turbo 100 psganesh Linux - Networking 0 07-01-2004 02:04 AM
alltel dsl mandrake 9 gunslinger-99 Linux - Networking 0 02-18-2003 09:19 PM
DSL/ Linksys DSL Router/ Linux cant see the network... Robert0380 Linux - Networking 9 04-03-2002 04:09 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:36 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration