[ubuntu-uk] ADSL problem

baza baza at themauvezone.fsnet.co.uk
Sat Dec 16 15:21:03 GMT 2006

On Sat, 2006-12-16 at 15:05 +0000, Richard Downing wrote:
> Dave Briggs wrote:
> > Hi list
> > 
> > Just got my broadband live, and there's a bit of a problem with it.
> > Basically, I have got all my settings right in the modem interface,
> > and it is working fine in my windows partition.
> > 
> > But in Ubuntu, I boot up Firefox, try and load a webpage, and...
> > nothing happens.
> > 
> > Can anyone give me any clues on what might be wrong?
> > 
> > Cheers
> > 
> Is the link encrypted?  Do you need a License Registration Server
> process running?  Did you load the driver?
> When you say 'Nothing Happens', do you mean that you just see a blank
> page and 'done', or it there a timeout on the dns lookup?
> This is a BIG question - it took me three days to get my mate's Linux to
> work with WiFi.  Regrettably it isn't something that can be easily
> explained either.  This is one of the areas where Linux isn't plug and
> play, whereas Windows is.

Are you using a USB type modem? There are a few steps you need to follow
to get these up and running. Check the forum and wiki.

Linux is not that tricky to get working with wifi, you just need to
check that the hardware is supported.



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