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eth0 alive but still not browsable using internet-druid for pppoe xdsl (SBC) on RH9

Posted on 2004-08-17
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I recently installed Redhat linux 9 on my PC and used a router and modem to connect to SBC DSL.

On booting I got eth0 automatically connected but when I kick off the internet wizard (also called internet-druid) and create the pppoe account using the username and passwd given by SBC and click the activate button the pppoe xdsl node stayed inactive.
Next thing i myself would check is /etc/resolv.conf  to see if the DNS IP for San Francisco are set there.  

Would like to solicit some advice from experts on this problem!

Many Thanks!

Bst,
Victor
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Since you r using the a router , the authencation is done by the router & not by the PC . on your RedHat box just set the Ip address to match the subnet of your router & the default gateway to point to the router IP address . for example
if your router IP address is 192.168.0.1  then
set your PC ip address as 192.168.0.2 & the default gateway as 192.168.0.1 . ( use the defaukt subnet mask i.e 255.255.255.0 )
 If you have not done any configuration on the router check out from the manual wat its default Ip address is , so that you can set the PC ip address accordingly . the authentation option will be done from the router configuration menu . You dont have to run any internet wizard on redhat . It is to be used only when your modem is directly connected to the PC .

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anup
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Hi Anup,

I do know how to set my router to the IP address and gateway and I did.

However, it still didn't work.

I called the SBC guys and they told me to use pppoe which would have me enter the username and password given to me.

If I understand you correctly, you said I did not need to use the wizard for such purpose.
But then when will I be asked for the username and password?

How does the router start to ask for this information on authenticating?
Does it automatically happen when it is connected or there are extra fields to enter for this purpose on the router.
I didn't see any field on pppoe on the router though.

Bst,
Victor
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You need to configure your pppoe authenticating info on your router . Check your router configuration menu , I am sure the username & password opion will be there on it . can you post the details of your router , may be I will be able to help you in configuring it .
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Great!

It's a linksys wireless-G broadband router with 4 eth slot on it.

I'll also take another look into its 192.168.1.1 setup page and security page.

-Vic
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check out this

http://www.linksys.com/Products/product.asp?prid=508&scid=35
download the user guide
in chapter 5 , they have explaned how to configure pppoe

regards

Anup
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