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Author Topic: getting rp-pppoe to work correctly.. not detecting ppp0 (RESOLVED)  (Read 1785 times)
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« on: January 06, 2009, 11:03:12 pm »

I am trying to get Vector 5.9.1 to be my distro of choice.. I really like it but..
every attempt to get RP-PPPOE working fails.  I am using DSL and I don't have a router which means I have to connect
I was able to install TK-PPPOE with GUI and I am able to connect but can't ping/browse anything.
I think I know what the issue is but need help.
I need to connect using a device called ppp0.  All the dists I have played around with in the past had that device (should be in /dev/ppp0?)
but when the device is eth0 this is for the ethernet card only correct me if I'm wrong.
I have rppppoe/ppp and all neccesary packages installed.
Please help if possible I really like this distro  Smiley
UPDATE:  After fooling around and googling... played with gOS tonight and found out the issue.. I had to change the IP address for eth0 to my router address 192.168.x.x== it was pulling up my provider's IP.
Ditched gOS== issues with my Ati driver off their own site (would not save res after every reboot) and it looks childlike to me and too much google stuff heheh.
And it's outdated.  based on Ubuntu 8.04.
gunna reinstall Vector 5.9.1 today as it's getting bedtime.  I tried RC2 of 6.0 was impressed so far.  I personally wait for the finished final product.
« Last Edit: January 11, 2009, 12:22:24 am by wolfemanj2 » Logged
Posts: 1868

« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2009, 11:23:38 pm »

Did you use pppoe-setup for your pppoe connection?

If so are there any errors to be seen? If you have a message that
states a connection is established, try to ping an ip address for example is so the command in a console would
be ping If there is a response then try to ping using the
name ping If there is no response the problem is DNS to correct
this you will need to enter the ip address of your ISP in /etc/resolv.conf

You can also look at ifconfig -a and look for ppp0. There should be addresses noted
if there is a connection.


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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2009, 04:38:58 pm »

still can't ping or browse using tk-pppoe GUI to connect  Huh
followed your advice and when I do connect, the ppp0 link seems normal typing in ifconfig -a
any other suggestions??  I may go back to Suse 10.3 at least pppoe connection works np.
oh, I get timeouts either ping by address or IP.
Here's the PPP0 stats from console

ppp0      Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol
          inet addr:  P-t-P:  Mask:
          RX packets:15 errors:25 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:3
          RX bytes:1576 (1.5 KiB)  TX bytes:37 (37.0 b)
Note: seems that I get activity recieving but not sending (i.e. getting response from websites).
« Last Edit: January 07, 2009, 04:52:22 pm by wolfemanj2 » Logged
Posts: 1868

« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2009, 07:49:25 pm »

Did you add tk-pppoe? Rp-pppoe is already included, its that it called by
pppoe-setup. That could be a problem.

Did you check /etc/resolv.conf to make sure the ip of your ISP is there?

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