[clug] Re: Transact setup

Rodney Peters rpeters at pcug.org.au
Tue Apr 24 14:01:33 GMT 2007

On Tuesday 24 April 2007 16:10:35 linux-request at lists.samba.org wrote:
A key factor is whether your friend is using TransACT "cable" via set top box 
or "white modem"

or TransACT ULL (ADSL)

AFAIK, the "cable" devices don't do DHCP and require a static ethernet config 
on the Linux box.  Any private address will do.  They don't have a PPPoE 
client either.  The Linux box will have to be configured to dial up "DSL" 

ADSL modem/routers generally have DHCP server enabled.  Therefore configure 
ethernet for DHCP on the Linux box.  (if the ADSL modem is a USB only type 
then your friend may need to abandon it and get an ADSL modem having ethernet 
connection, to work with Linux).  An ethernet-ADSL modem that is working with 
Windows should not require any change to work with Linux.


> adrian.blake at ieee.org
>   CC:
> CLUG <linux at lists.samba.org>
>   Date:
> Today 11:45:51
> Hi Adrian,
> TransACT uses PPPOE for their connections. All you should need to do is
> open a terminal and run:
> sudo pppoeconf
> It'll then ask you a bunch of questions like username, password etc.
> Fill in the details that worked in Windows, the username should be  of
> the form username at grapevine.com.au. Once pppoeconf is done, you should
> be able to connect with "pon dsl-provider" and disconnect with "poff".
> Cheers,
> Alex
> Adrian Blake wrote:
> > I am assisting a colleague at work who has just install Ubuntu 6.?? as
> > a dual boot. he has TransACT connection and uses Grapevine as the
> > Internet service supplier. The Internet via windows works perfectly.
> > Would someone give me some broad setup instructions as Grapevine were
> > not interested in Linux users.
> >
> > Adrian

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