Earthlink DSL failing to see Ubuntu

Cybe R. Wizard cyber_wizard at
Thu Oct 27 20:40:29 UTC 2005

On Thu, 27 Oct 2005 16:14:17 -0400
Phillip Susi <psusi at> wrote:

> What do you mean the web browser says you have a good connection?  How
> are you connecting to the modem?  Ethernet?  Does your ISP use PPPoE (
> a  retarded protocol ) and does your modem support it?
The (router? Modem?) has a browser-based configurator.  It connects to
my one and only NIC.  Yes, PPPoE is what earthlink uses and it is an
earthlink-supplied (router/modem).
Please see my follow-up post for additional strangenesses!

Cybe R. Wizard
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