Help !!

Brian McKee brian.mckee at
Wed Dec 17 14:08:38 UTC 2008

On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 8:02 AM, Hannah Josephine Dippe
<hannah at> wrote:
> Hello to you all,
> I set up my old ThinkPad i1200 with ubuntu 8.04 lts.
> For networking I used a D-Link W-Lan-PC-Card witch is installed
> by ubuntu properly. I can ping all devices in my network.
> At last, I tried to bring up a connection to the internet over
> PPPOE. This task failed, because the assistent didn't find
> an usable Ethernetmodem.
> The PC-card is active as <eth0>, but unknown as interface??

PPPoE is the wrong tool for this - it's usually used when your laptop
is plugged directly into the modem.

In your case you are using wireless to get on your LAN.  Assuming
other devices on your LAN can get out to the internet, then if your
laptop can ping local it should be able to get out as well.

Stop trying PPPoE and go back to where you can ping devices on the
LAN.  Try to ping by name and IP address and if it's not
working, post the results here for the next step.


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