Not sure if this is helpful or not but Clearnet had a recent
network collapse resulting in PPP dropping out completely to
a large number of users. No amount of resetting would fix
the problem until I had spoken with Clearnet's IT people who
fixed it from their end....
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Please keep this onlist. I'm not the only person that can
help you, and other people can benefit from the answers as
sorry to be unspecific, what I mean by "I
them" if that I see the icons for the machines on my
network, but when I click on those machines, no files or
directories of the machines that I am trying to access
appear, like what you would see if you had a properly
configured and set up
You'll need to enable shared folders on each machine
before you can see them. Follow the notes in my other
email on this. If you can ping the other machine's ip
address, it means your network is working.
Im using, or atleast trying to configure my pppoe
access the internet via my windows laptop, because the
modem I have, according to the folks at linmodems.org
does not have 64bit support, and probably never will
have, since the folks that manufacture my modem are not
willing to release thier
source code so that linux
developers can compile drivers needed for its
PPPoE won't help you with this. You need to enable
Internet connection sharing on the windows machine. You
can then connect to the internet from windows, and it will
share the connection to other computers on your network -
eg, your linux box. Your linux system will then connect
*over the ethernet network*, through your windows
computer. No PPPoE is involved.
As you will recall, I have a usb modem, which
doesnt have driver support, and is thus unavailable to
use under linux. Also, with my Acer being only a couple
of months old, it does not have a serial port that I may
try connecting a serial modem to, so that option is also
unavailable to me.
You can get USB serial adapters which will let you do
In general, most of these problems stop surfacing now
because very few people still have dialup internet. Most
people have DSL these days, and while a lot of the free
DSL routers you get with your connection are USB based,
it's very easy to purchase a full ethernet router which
will do the job. You used to be able to get dialup routers
which did the same thing (plug a serial modem into them,
they connect to the internet, and share the connection to
your PCs), but I doubt this is a feasible option.
I'm sorry that we can't be more help remotely. It's hard
enough troubleshooting this stuff via email, but it's also
been years since I did anything involving getting
winmodems to work.
If you want to try ICS stuff again, can you please
* verify that you've set ICS up, sharing the modem with
your LAN, under windows
* run "ipconfig" in a command shell in windows and check
that you have IP addresses allocated - should look like
192.168.X.Y or 10.X.Y.Z where X Y Z might be anything.
Send me the output from this command
* run "/sbin/ifconfig " in a terminal in linux and check
that your network interface (probably eth0) has an IP
address that looks very similar to the windows one. Send
me the output from this command.
* run "/sbin/route -n" in a terminal in linux, and verify
that the line that starts with "0.0.0.0" has your windows
IP address in the second column. Send me the output from
this as well.
* If the above two tests aren't true, verify that your
network in linux is set to dynamic or automatically assign
or roaming mode (all different names for the same thing,
not sure what you'll see).
* If the IP address you got above for linux started with
169, it means that either ICS isn't set up properly, or
your computers aren't connected properly. You've said you
can ping the other computer, so i assume this is probably
* assuming the "route" test above is correct, you can ping
the windows laptop, and the windows laptop is connected to
the internet, try to ping a computer on the internet. For
example, open a terminal, and run "ping 220.127.116.11". If
that works, you're on the internet just fine.
* If the above works fine, and you still can't browse the
internet from, say, firefox, then your DNS settings are
probably wrong. Try going to a website by using its IP
address. For example, the WLUG wiki is at 18.104.22.168.
Load up firefox, and go to http://22.214.171.124/
* If the above works, then you need to fix your DNS
settings. We'll sort that when we get to it
* If it doesn't work, then we need to look at other things
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