Does pppoeconf support cable installation as well as DSL?

Asked by smsarge on 2007-12-17

I am trying to connect to the internet via cable modem and linksys router using an ethernet connection. Cannot find any reference so far to cable installations. See that pppoeconf supports DSL connections. Doe pppoeconf also support cable installations?

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Best Jim Hutchinson (jphutch) said : #1

pppoe is a DSL thing. Most of the time, cable and DSL users don't need to do anything. If your network card is recognized and your router is set up to hand out DHCP addresses then there is almost nothing to do. It just works. If you are having trouble getting online, first step is to make sure your NIC is recognized and getting an address. Also, is this wired or wireless?

A simple check is to open a terminal and type


You should see your recognized adapters and the connected one should have a 192.168.1.X address (typical for Linksys routers). Paste the output here if you are unsure. We can go from there.

You can also type


and look for your network card. That info would be useful too in troubleshooting.

smsarge (sarge-dmv) said : #2

Thanks Jim Hutchinson, that solved my question.