View Full Version : [ubuntu] Connecting to Broad Band with MT882 ROUTER

Mandy and Ted
August 8th, 2008, 10:14 AM

We are a non-tech couple who have just unstalled Ubuntu 8.04 for the first time.
We have tried(and it is very trying) to install broadband via a TALK TALK MT882 router. with an ethernet connection- no success so far- we also tried the USB option with equally no success.

The ADSL link light on the router is solid green the LAN light solid orange.

We have tried:-
1. TALK TALK technician- the have no expperience of UBUNTU/Linux
2. Following the MAC ROUTE IN THE talk talk Manual- using as the ISP adress- the results in a page error message - browser unable to establish connection
3.We have tried a manual config. Via Network settings but have difficulty choosing/completing the fields in CONNECTIONTYPE we are not sure whether we are PPPOE/ GPRS/UMTS or SERIAL MODEM - we have tried all three.
in INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER- phone number and dial prefix-we can not get the information from TALK TALK. We have tr4ied putting in admin IN BOTH catergories without sucess. WE have also inputted our user name and password as given by TAL TALK

ALL our attempts have failed to activate the OK button at the bottom of the page.

Would be grateful for any help that you have to offer.

Thanks Mandy and Ted

August 12th, 2008, 11:32 AM
You could try re-installing 8.04 while you connect the modem and switched on, the installation process might detect the modem. One of the members had posted this solution somewhere in this forum.
HTH and Good Luck.

Read through this thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=878988&highlight=ethernet+hardy