Connecting to L2TP

jack tdldev at
Tue Feb 26 15:43:32 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-02-26 at 17:16 +0200, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> Next week I'm converting another Windows XP box to Ubuntu. Currently,
> she connects to the Internet via a cable modem and dialer software in
> Windows. I contacted the ISP but they don't know what the L word
> means. When I tell them I'm running Linux (or Ubuntu) they insist on
> knowing what version of Windows it's running under before helping at
> all. As she's got another 8 months on her contract with them,
> switching ISP's is out of the question.
> What program can connect to a cable modem and dial? She has this information:
> 1) host name
> 2) user name
> 3) password
> 4) L2TP
> The modem is a Motorola SB5101 SURFboard Cable Modem. Her ISP has only
> Hebrew and Russian homepages, and neither work well in Firefox:
> Dotan Cohen
Just off the top of my head, it sounds like a contradiction in terms. A
cable modem that you have to "dial-up" to get to?

How does she receive television?

-- I would look at the settings in her networking first; the answer may
be right there in front of you. Maybe you can post that data here and we
have a go at getting it sorted out with you.


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