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PPPoA - An Acronym for Point to Point Protocol over ATM a complete difinition could be read here
Rasspppoe has been tested by a lot of Streamyx Users and is found to be 100% compatible.
Also, when your setting the connection, Your user name should be:
streamyxuser@streamyx Eg, DSLR@streamyx
It will do some system checks.
The next question will be for your user name. Type UserID@streamyx Hit 'enter'.
Next it will ask for the interface i.e. your NIC that you are using. Most likely 'eth0'. Unix starts with zero when it comes to assigning device numbers. eth0 is default, so just hit enter.
Next it will ask about 'Demand or Continuously'. Default is 'No'. Hit Enter.
Now it will ask you for your DNS's one at a time.
Type '22.214.171.124' for #1. Hit Enter.
Type '126.96.36.199' for #2. Hit Enter.
Next will be your UserID password.
Type it, hit enter, type it again to confirm, hit enter.
Next will be for firewalling. Press the number zero. Remember when you installed Red Hat, it asked you for high, medium, or low firewall. The firewall in the installation will be good enough. I had some trouble getting numbers 1 and 2 to work correctly in this selection. Maybe just me being a Linux newbie, but zero worked for me.
'Start connection at boot time?' Enter 'yes'.
Now it will show a summary of what you did and will ask you if you want to 'Accept these settings?' Enter 'y' for yes, hit 'Enter'
Next, type 'adsl-start' at the command line.
Now you should be online. Congrats.
However if you don't have a router, and want to use your DSL with Linux then a good PPPoE client for Linux is Roaring" >www.roaringpenguin.com/pppoe'>Ro ··· >Roaring Penguin
Also this FAQ was made by PBX Tech and was edited by Kevin for the SNET FAQ
Raspppoe and it is highly important that you read the help files for your particular OS when installing Raspppoe and follow the step-by-step Instruction carefully.
2.In the Control Panel Window, Locate Network Connection and double click it.
3.You should now be in the "network connection" window.
4.In that window on the Left "Network Task" should have two option:
(a)Create a new connection
(b)Set up a home or small office network
Choose (a) Create a new connection
5.The New Connection Wizard will Pop-up
•Choose "connect to the internet" and Next.
•Choose "Set up my connection manually" and Next.
•Choose "Connect using a broadband connection that requires a user name
and password" and Hit Next.
•Type in Streamyx and click Next
•Fill the User name : eg, Streamyxuser@streamyx
Password : xxxxxxxxx
Confirm Password : xxxxxxxx
Leave the All the box checked Unless you have a Firewall Already running
eg. Zone alarm is installed, Be sure to UNCHECK
Turn on the internet Connection Firewall for this connection.
6.Check the Add a shortcut to this connection to my Desktop, and Click Finish
7.Click Connect, and you should be connected in 2 seconds.
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You will need:
Configurations other than the above are not supported at the present time.
1. Mac OS 7.6.x - OS 9, Dynamic IP
This configuration is not recommended because it is not very stable. Furthermore, additional software is required for the PPPoE connection. Either MacPoet or Enternet can be used; however both are not free. Click the links for more information on how to configure your system.
Important: If your system has Mac OS X installed, Mac OS X 10.1.2 is required for Streamyx.
Prepared by Ahmad Shah Sahar of Apple Malaysia