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Re: How to config adsl???





On 3/21/06, Ter Strom <terastrom gmail com> wrote:
I use a adsl modem and i need to connect to the internet to have a connection, but where and who do i write my user and pass, and where to write the DNS??? the connection uses pppoe.
 

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Hi Ter Strom!
 
I would start with reading the modem manual.  Usually they connect to the computer via ethernet (most desireable) or wireless (more interesting).  And usually they have a "webpage" configuration interface which you can connect to through a browser ( e.g. Firefox) once your connection to the modem is established.  Often software on a CD (and the manual by the same means) is provided with the modem and the modem can be quickly set up using the provdided software on it's native format (usually Windows).
 
Often the modem connects to the internet side by whatever protocol (Point to Point Protocol Over Ethernet (pppoe) for example) but then uses Network Address Translation to talk with the user network side and sets up using Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP).  It is very likely that all of the setup of the modem which is most often done by the Windows setup software can also be done by the web page or telnet interface once the issues are understood.
 
The graphical network setup interface is under Desktop > System Settings > Network.  Double clicking on a device will pop up its setup (eth0 for your ethernet device for example) and you can select DHCP if appropriate there.  Using a terminal "ifconfig" (/sbin/ifconfig if not in your PATH) will tell you much about which interfaces are active and what there parameters are.  "iwconfig" is info on wireless devices.  In order to use the internet your compter will need to see your modem's IP address ( e.g. 192.168.0.1) as it's default gateway (viewable by doing "route" (/sbin/route) in a terminal).
 
Info on the utilities mentioned above is available by doing, for example, a "man ifconfig" in a terminal window.  Google is your friend - try "Linux Networking HOW-TO" or simply "Linux Networking" as a search key.  You can ask full questions in Google and there is a lot of help that way.
 
The modem setup web page is often accessed from a browser (e.g. Firefox) by doing a http://192.168.0.1 in the URL line.
 
Please let us know how it goes.
 
Thanks!
 
Tod

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