Then in trying to connect to the internet, I ran "pppoe-setup", which told me that I'd have to install "pppd" before it could set me up.
I'm back to the noisy computer, which runs Vector Linux 7.0. On the noisy computer, when I run "pppoe-setup", it actually works. As I mentioned above, using 7.1 on the newer computer gives me an error, which to me indicates a bug. I feel it should work.
I was able to install Crunchbang and connect to the internet via the script pppoeconf
. But I could not get jpilot working properly, so I gave up on Crunchbang.
I tried setting up 7.1 again.
From a working system before you connect to the internet
get the output from ifconfig (Linux) or ipconfig (Windows)
Find the ipaddress also you want to know the default gateway if using Windows.
For Linux you want the output of route -n
I did this.
Try assigning an address to your NIC card using the same subnet 192.168.0.12 255.255.255.0
as an example ip. Use an ip close to the modem ip (The default gateway0).
I'm not sure where or how I do this. Do you mean via Network Manager? I tried entering various numbers (from the output of ifconfig and route -n from the working connection) into the gnome-network-manager on the newer computer on Vector 7.1. I put these on the DSL and Wired tabs, but this didn't work. I'm not sure what else to do. And I don't understand why "pppoe-setup" gives an error message on Vector 7.1 -- in Vector 7.0 it always worked.