internet access problem - was: Help !!
thanks for your message!
I solved the problem by setting a dns-server-ip in the eth0-configuration.
All tasks run good.
I did not understand your message really, but it gives me the power to
hannah josephine dippe
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From: "Peter l Jakobi" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Ubuntu user technical support,not for general discussions"
Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 2:29 PM
Subject: internet access problem - was: Re: Help !!
> On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 02:02:50PM +0100, Hannah Josephine Dippe 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.
>> The PC-card is active as <eth0>, but unknown as interface??
> you're using a wlan; even if the pccard is really called eth0, it
> still isn't ethernet. You're using TCP over WLAN, e.g. when you used
> ping (that is ISO/OSI level 3, routed connections, etc pp)
>> 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.
> pppoe is an application talking to ethernet modems directly at level
> 2, that is it doesn't even talk tcp/ip (unless maybe for its
> management interface if any).
> Examples for old ethernet modems usable via pppoe are maybe the orkit
> series of dumb ethernet modems. However, to see them you DO need to
> run a physical ethernet cable between modem and computer w/o any
> router or wlan inbetween.
> Thus you'll quite correctly won't see any Orkit or similar modem over
> the WLAN interface.
> Of course you could use the wlan to connect to a router (tcp), run
> PPPOE *on* the router (linux pc, wrt54g, whatever), and have an
> ethernet cable between router and ethernet modem.
> Newer dsl internet access hardware usually is a router, maybe even
> with a wlan interface. These you talk to via TCP/IP, by making them
> the default route for your computer. TCP/IP can be routed between
> ethernet lans and wlan cells, so this would work.
> Peter l Jakobi
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