On 21 August 2011 21:20, Camaleón <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On Sun, 21 Aug 2011 21:07:50 +1000, Heddle Weaver wrote:
> On 21 August 2011 19:51, Camaleón <email@example.com
>> (ppp are a different method to get a connection over Internet, nowadaysBut do you really need it? I mean, does your ISP require you to use a PPP
>> mostly used for dial-up modems or USB DSL modems but I'm afraid that's
>> not your case...)
> Will check out /etc/ppp/peers/dsl-providers. Sounds like I might have
> screwed something up in there.
connection with your router? I also use a DSL connection and don't need
PPP for nothing.
No I don't.
I need pppd of course, but not ppp.
Can you point me to somewhere on the Internet where I can see what are
your ISP connection settings?
I'll bring them into town and post them on the next trip, probably tomorrow.
Okay, that's what I thought. Then the same has to apply for your linux
>> It is still not clear what steps did you follow to get your XP laptop
>> connected to the router :-?
> Just the ethernet cable, that's all. The pop-up for the quick connect
> just appeared on the screen. I didn't have to go looking for anything.
> Different laptop, mainboard.
box. Can you check if DHCP is enable on the windows laptop?
It's not mine. so I've given it back, but to establish a connection immediately, it must have been as I would have needed an IP address to connect.
Anyway, you should install it.
>> > [ 252.853480] tg3 0000:02:0e.0: eth0: Failed to load firmware
>> > "tigon/tg3_tso5.bin"
>> The network card requires a firmware, you should download from non-free
>> repos. Additional information here:
> Further along in the sequence, eth0 and the firmware seem to connect up,
> so I don't think there's a problem there.
I'll do that with aptitude when I get a connection.
In fact, the same you did in your windows box you have to do in your
> O.K., thanks. So good to have constructive mentalities to talk to. Maybe
> I'll be able to help you one day.
> As you were saying, with eth0 and a cable, there's nothing much that can
> go wrong, so with the disconnects, it looks like the problem is before
> that. Regards,
linux box. If DHCP is enabled on windows, enable it on linux. If no
dialer was used in windows, do not use a dialer in linux, and so on...
Well, I'm actually getting an IP address on the Linux laptop, so DHCP must be active.
I'll post that when I get back in also, although I'm sure I've done it already somewhere.
I recall my IP, the peer's IP, DNS primary and secondary, amongst other things, but I'll get proof positive.
Regards and thanks,