Internet connection problems
Posted 21 May 2004 - 10:03 PM
When i installed it i wasn't connected to the interenet and it installed fine no issues with anything. Then i plugged in the modem and managed to transfer the micrcode from the windows partition as recommended in the configuration. The modem seems to be attached and working fine.
Then i tried to set up the internet connection and to be fair im a little out of my depth here. I can follow whats its asking right up until i have to select a driver(i think it said that i cant check right now) so i chose the usb looking one and it seemed to detect fine and knowing that ADSL usually runs off pppoe i chose that option then when it was testing the connection the LED on the modem would flash orange then green for a while and not really do anything much.
Net result i cant get it working no matter what options i choose.
Posted 21 May 2004 - 11:34 PM
As the modem seems to be working fine, you could try turning off your firewall temporarily to check if shorewall is the problem.
As you can see below, I have a speedtouch and 9.1, and my only problem was the firewall - users have had different issues with 9.2 and again with 10.
I changed to iptables instead of fixing shorewall, but I think this is the way to do it: edit /etc/shorewall/interfaces, replacing
net eth0 detectwith
net ppp0 -
and put this line in /etc/shorewall/routestopped:
ASUS Terminator P4 1.7 GHz; 256MB DDR RAM; 40GB; 7200 rpm U-DMA ATA-100 IDE HD; Hansol H530 TFT monitor; 16x48 DVD; 40x12x48 CD-RW; Netgear DG834G; Epson Stylus C62; Mandriva 2008.1
Posted 22 May 2004 - 09:45 PM
While I'm grasping at straws, are you using a boxed set or download; 10 CE or OE? Have you got all the updates? The information may help someone who's using 10.0 to help you.
Have you used the search facility? There are a number of threads about speedtouch.
Posted 22 May 2004 - 10:21 PM
Its ok im actually quite worried with how little i understand linux in general after being a windows programmer for 5 or 6 years now! So its not insulting my intelligence its ok.
I did about an hour searching through topics all over the net before i decided to post and couldnt find anything but its probably something obviously stupid so ill keep searching.
Thx anyway :)/>
Posted 22 May 2004 - 10:56 PM
I presume that you've downloaded 10 Community Edition (unless you're a Mandrake Club member), so you probably need this update, or you could just remove references to 'speedtch' from the above files yourself... :unsure:/>
If that doesn't work, try this search of our site for more ideas.