I have a devolo MicroLink 56k Fun LAN modem, which I could configure in openSuse 11.2 as an DSL device. With 11.2 it worked fine. But it isn’t possible in 11.3 to configure it, because I cannot set the dial up internet provider phone number for this DSL device.
I also tried it to configure it as a modem, but then it used the /dev/modem device, which is the wrong device for this LAN modem.
Is a workaround possible, e.g. manipulating some files?
Now it works!
I added to file /etc/ppp/peers/pppoe following settings:
rp_pppoe_service atdt<provider phone number>
The result was: The analog modem dialed into the internet, but no DNS hostname resolving. (I set the DNS addresses properly)
To be shure, that the ethernet card works properly, I set an ip address for the card (no DHCP) - but it doesn’t resolves the names anyway.
At last, I deactivated KNetworkManager for my WLAN card - and then: My analog Modem works with DNS resolving!
I think, that the KNetworkManager is not the best program. Sometimes, after changing network settings in Yast, the KNetworkManager crashed.
Unless you are using a notebook/netbook with mainly wireless, rather set your network to use ifup. It’s more reliable.
Genrerally, your adsl connection is always on. If you don’t want this, you can always invoke ifup and ifdown from a terminal to make or drop the connection.
> Unless you are using a notebook/netbook with mainly wireless, rather
> set your network to use ifup. It’s more reliable.
> Genrerally, your adsl connection is always on.
The OP doesn’t have an ADSL connection - he has a 56K dial-up modem.
Per Jessen, Zürich (15.4°C)