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  1. Linux Manual
  2. Installation & Internet
  3. About the Author
  4. Content
  5. Installation
  6. Choosing a Linux Distribution
  7. Partition types
  8. Fdisk
  9. Understanding Mount Point /mnt
  10. Linux File Structure
  11. Creating a boot disk
  12. Welcome to Linux Installation
  13. Installation mode
  14. Partitioning
  15. Creating partitions with Druid
  16. Creating partitions manually
  17. Formatting Partitions
  18. Individual packages selection
  19. The root account
  20. Network configuration
  21. The time zone
  22. Configuring Services
  23. Configuring X
  24. Installing Mandrake 9.1 & 9.2
  25. Installation Class
  26. The Drake X Partitioning
  27. Package Selection
  28. Configuring X
  29. The Internet
  30. Creating a new user
  31. Getting online
  32. Configuring the connection (Dial UP)
  33. High Speed Internet
  34. DSL Modems and Cable modems
  35. Connecting DSL as DHCP
  36. Setting up a Plain Cable Modem (DOCSIS)
  37. Connecting an ISDN
  38. Using Routers
  39. Login Protocols
  40. PPPoE
  41. WAN IP Address
  42. Commercial Configuration
  43. Troubleshooting

Connecting DSL as DHCP

If your DSL Connection is via DHCP, refer to figure 2.19, protocol selection. When selecting DHCP you may be prompted to insert one of the distributions CD's, probably Disk1 for additional software installation (DHCP client).

Insert the CD and click OK to proceed with the software installation. After all the packages have been installed, again the net card is probed and asks you, do you have another interface? Answer yes or no. I assume no, see figure 2.21 and click next.

Depending on whether you have another NIC or not, the next screen will be the following requiring the necessary information for the connection.

Fig 2.22
Fig. 2.22

Note. Maximize the screen to see the buttons at the bottom.

Because this is a DHCP connection, you do not need to enter any IP address, just make sure Automatic IP check box is selected. The ISP's server provides the IP address dynamically.

  • Click next to continue.
Fig 2.23
Fig. 2.23

The physical host name is automatically detected; you do not need to enter a Zeroconf host name here.

  • Click next to continue
Fig 2.24
Fig. 2.24

This is a direct connection, there are no Proxies just click next.

  • Next the network needs to be restarted, select yes and
  • Click next.

Once the network is restarted, you will receive a congratulation screen.

  • Click finish
  • Click on Apply or Ok
  • Exit the control center
  • Restart the system

After restarting the system open the web browser (Mozilla or Konqueror) and enjoy your high-speed connection.