I tried to find a thread for this - did not succeed. If one exists, please redirect me.
I want to use a suse box to act as a internet and proxy server for a small network (<10 workstations runnig windoze).
The dsl works fine if I click on the icon and connects, but I would like it to dial up at boot time so that internet will be available even after a reboot. I did tick Device Activation: On Boot and Idle Timeout = 0 but still have to connect manualy.
Might be the fact that you’re using NetworkManager (taken from “I click an icon”) and not ‘classic ifup’… (IFRC there was a notice to use classic ifup instead of NetworkManager if you want to use services - which you do).
I have also an pppoe connection and it starts automatically every time.
Looking in my config I see an IP for a non-existent modem (I have no dsl modem connected to my PC). Also my start-mode is ‘auto’.
The settings are imported from 10.3 so they may differ in 11.0.
USERCONTROL='yes' # for starting it by normal user account
Also check for the settings in the /etc/sysconfig/network/providers/provider0
**AUTO_RECONNECT='yes'** #tick this for the case the line is dropped
**PASSWORD='do you have your password here?'**
PROVIDER='my provider name here e.g. foo'
**USERNAME='do you have your username here?'**
I moved back to 10.3 - everything OK now…