DSL Configuration (for SuSe/KDE info click here)
start the broadband modem configuration and setup your DSL modem in
Fedora Core 2, go to your Fedora main menu, choose System Settings,
will start the Network Configuration tool.
you will ensure that:
ethernet device is properly configured to allow automatically receiving
an IP address;
service provider’s information including your account id and password
is setup — if needed.
the Network Configuration screen, select your ethernet device
(eth0) and press the Edit button.
should now see the Ethernet Device screen.
sure that you have cleared out all information under the Statically
set IP addresses field, and then selected the radio (round) button
labeled Automatically obtain IP address settings with dhcp and
the check box to also automatically obtain DNS.
click OK to return to the Network Configuration window.
Now its time to activate your ethernet device. Select
the device from the list and then click the Activate button.
By doing so, you will enable the device to retrieve
the DSL or Cable service provider IP address for your connection
You should then see an information window appear
similar to this:
the system-config-network window disappears, you should be
connected to the internet and enjoy surfing websites.
I always recommend at this point to reboot your Linux PC. This
will ensure that all configuration changes are enabled. Once your Linux
system is back up and you are able to use your desktop, you’re ready to
enjoy broadband internet connectivity.
your Mozilla web browser and enjoy!!!
What if you don’t have an
ethernet device listed?
could be a serious problem with your ethernet card installation. Or,
much more likely, it may simply mean that you need to manually install
either an ethernet device or a DSL connection device.
Fedora does not automatically recognize your ethernet card for internet
use. In the rare event that your ethernet card was not available
from the list, even after you have doubled checked that it is properly
installed, try the following steps to get your Cable modem or DSL modem
are two options to follow, and for this web excerpt I've included the
more typical option.
Add a new broadband modem
device to the list by following these steps:
the Network Configuration window, press the New button.
Usually, either your Cable or DSL modem configuration can be activated
by simply creating an ethernet device configuration.
Ethernet connection as the device type to create. Click Forward
not select the xDSL or other options.
will be given the chance to double check which physically present
ethernet card you want to configure. Make sure the correct item is
highlighted and press Forward again.
On the Configure Network Settings window be sure that
the Automatically obtain IP address… button is selected. Also
select the check box option to Automatically obtain DNS… as
can now click Forward, check the summary of changes, and click
the Apply button. You should see the Network Configuration
here, select the new ethernet device and press the Activate button.
A small window will appear and then disappear. Once the window is
gone, you should be connected to your internet service provider and may
begin using a web browser.