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How to Set up a Network in Ubuntu
Configuring networks such as a Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) or Asynchronous
Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) primarily used for accessing the internet can be
a hassle, especially when you aren't using the same operating system as what
the directions were originally written for. This article is a starting point for
configuring DSL using Ubuntu Linux.
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Open Network Connections to set up network settings in Ubuntu. Go to
System, Preferences and chose Network Connections."
Under the Wired tab, click on Auto eth0 and select Edit."
Click on IPV4 Settings tab. Chose the Automatic (DHCP) option if your network
has a DHCP server. The DHCP Server has automatically assigned the IP address to
your system. Click "Apply."
You also chose the Manual option from the Method drop-down list and assign the
IP address, netmask and gateway manually. You'll also have to assign the DNS
Server address. Click "Apply."
Check the IP address settings. Go to Applications Accessories and chose
Terminal."
Type the following command into terminal: sudo ifconfig without quotes.
Get your new addresses. The Ifconfig command will show the inet address,
broadcast address and mask address.
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If you have another way to get online, and don't understand what your
service provider has told you (or if they can't help because they do not
offer anything besides help with Windows), use an IRC chat program
(such as MIRC or XChat) to connect to irc.freenode.net. Type /join
#ubuntu and ask your questions there. You will not find out the IP
address for your DSL router, but any Ubuntu specific questions should
be answered.
If you have an ethernet modem instead of a router, you can use the
command PPPOECONF, and a wizard will guide you through the
configuration steps of a PPPoE Connection.
If you have a Live CD, try booting from that. If it successfully configures
the network connection, open System->Administration->Networking and
make a note of the settings. Reboot to the installation, and apply those
settings, and it should work.
These tips are dependant on the DSL router that you receive from your
ISP. Some do not have an IP address, and require a different
configuration method. Always consult your ISP to find out the best
configuration method without installing any programs.
All internet companies are different. If these steps don't work, contact
your service provider and ask if there is a way besides their configuration
program to set up DSL. If need be, ask for level 2 support, or your
provider's equivalent to higher level technical support
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If you are inexperienced with computers, don't do anything that you are
not told to do. You can do more harm than good by not following
Tips
Warnings
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directions provided by technical support, and it could mean that you have
to spend more time setting things up for DSL because your box may
need to be reset.
Find help and support at http://www.ubuntuforums.org
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