connecting to internet

Hello

I have installed openSUSE 11.0 from live CD. My internet is an ADSL
connection. I have configured the network card and added a dsl modem in
yast. Yet the LAN led of my modem does not blink showing no activity on
ethernet port. When I try to connect through Windows on the same machine,
it works fine. I tried checking for the following rpms:
wvdial
wvstreams
kinternet
smpppd
and found all of them to be installed. Please suggest.

Thank you.

i seem to have the same basic problem with the exception that i don’t know what i am doing:shame:. however, i have found that the network manager is not working and that is tied to a tool called ‘nm-tool’ that does not want to have anything to do with my machine.

it appears that the computer is not talking with the dsl modom(dsl0) and i am not even sure if it is talking with the network card(eth0)…

hope this is similar to your prob and that someone comes up with an answer soon…:wink:

purplefool

You should describe your configuration at least in general lines. How are you connected to your modem? What kind of Internet connection do you have (dial-in, fixed IP, dynamic IP…)? Are you connecting through ethernet or wirelessly?

JosipBroz wrote:

>
> You should describe your configuration at least in general lines. How
> are you connected to your modem? What kind of Internet connection do you
> have (dial-in, fixed IP, dynamic IP…)? Are you connecting through
> ethernet or wirelessly?
>
>
I guess I posted it on the wrong forum. Mine is an ethernet connection. I
have to configure my LAN card with 192.168.x.x IP. It is a pppoe connection
and I have to provide username and password to login.

Let’s see the output of ifconfig. And while we’re at it, let’s see also what ifup dsl0 (resp. ifup eth0) has to say. Those commands must be entered as root, of course. Now, for your modem to start blinking, it should probably receive the username/password your ISP has given you. Do you know where to configure that? Since I’ve never had a connection of this type, I suppose you have to fill in your username and password somewhere, can you tell me where? Also, are you familiar with basic kinternet usage?

JosipBroz wrote:

>
> Let’s see the output of ifconfig. And while we’re at it, let’s see also
> what ifup dsl0 (resp. ifup eth0) has to say. Those commands must be
> entered as root, of course. Now, for your modem to start blinking, it
> should probably receive the username/password your ISP has given you. Do
> you know where to configure that? Since I’ve never had a connection of
> this type, I suppose you have to fill in your username and password
> somewhere, can you tell me where? Also, are you familiar with basic
> kinternet usage?
>
>
I am familiar with KInternet. I shall follow up with the output soon. Thank
you for the help.

I have to add a custom dsl provider where I provide the username and password for my ISP. I have to configure the network card to a static IP address. Then I use KInternet to dial in. I tried ifconfig but there is no dsl0, though I added it in Yast. Then I did ifup dsl0 and it shows that dsl0 is up. When i ping the address of the network card, it fails.

Please suggest.