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Linuxhelp _ Technical Support _ cannot connect to internet - wired connection

Posted by: Phi Dec 28 2010, 09:50 PM

hi i just installed lunix mint 10 today and im new to the linux system (hoping to stay away from windows) but i couldnt configure my internet connections

my internet is a sbc yahoo dsl service. my pc is connected to a 2wire dsl gateway modem through a usb port. I think it is using a PPPoE connection type that requires a username and password. my pc is dual boot with windows pro and linux mint 10 in diff partition.

After a successful linux mint installation, i went to connection manager and under "wired" only "eth03" (which is ethernet right?) is listed but not the "2wire gateway USB" which is the name of the usb device connected to the pc. ----- so maybe lunix did not detect the device? There is also a "DSL" and "VRN" thing next to "wired" but i dont know what these things are.

Sorry i'm fairly new to linux and even still new to windows xp. hope you guys can help me out.


Posted by: michaelk Dec 29 2010, 09:26 AM

Typically a USB MODEM interfaces is not well supported in linux. It would be much easier to use ethernet if your computer/MODEM has a port. A quick google did not pop up anything to say otherwise about your 2wire box.

Post the output of the command
lsusb

Posted by: Phi Dec 29 2010, 02:37 PM

QUOTE (michaelk @ Dec 29 2010, 06:26 AM) *
Typically a USB MODEM interfaces is not well supported in linux. It would be much easier to use ethernet if your computer/MODEM has a port. A quick google did not pop up anything to say otherwise about your 2wire box.

Post the output of the command
lsusb

ok thanks i tried ethernet cable and it works. thanks

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