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    how do i connect to DSL and eth0 simultaniously?

    I am running a dual boot Intrepid/XP system. I have two network connections: a telkom DSL connection for my internet and a normal ethernet connection to connect to our home lan. In XP, I can access the internet and the lan at the same time. In Ubuntu, I have to choose between one of my two network connections however. (I can select eithe eth0 or DSL from the network icon by clicking on one of the radio buttons, but not both). How can I enable both my eth0 and my DSL connection simultatiously?

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    Re: how do i connect to DSL and eth0 simultaniously?

    What interface does your DSL show as? eth1?

    I don't use networkmanager personally, prefer to use /etc/network/interfaces in which you can configure multiple interfaces.

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    Re: how do i connect to DSL and eth0 simultaniously?

    Quote Originally Posted by coutts99 View Post
    What interface does your DSL show as? eth1?

    I don't use networkmanager personally, prefer to use /etc/network/interfaces in which you can configure multiple interfaces.
    The DSL connection is listed as "DSL connection 1", and the lan as "eth0" in networkmanager. Using /etc/network/interfaces sounds like a better idea than networkmanager. My interfaces file currently looks like this:

    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback
    address 10.0.0.79
    netmask 255.255.255.0
    what do i need to add?

    ifconfig returns the following, if it helps:

    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1f:d0:90:73:5d
    inet6 addr: fe80::21f:d0ff:fe90:735d/64 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:11228 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:8161 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:7791173 (7.7 MB) TX bytes:1255053 (1.2 MB)
    Interrupt:220 Base address:0xa000

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:258 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:258 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:16272 (16.2 KB) TX bytes:16272 (16.2 KB)

    ppp0 Link encapoint-to-Point Protocol
    inet addr:41.247.71.49 P-t-P:41.242.0.1 Mask:255.255.255.255
    UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST MTU:1492 Metric:1
    RX packets:9012 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:7929 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:3
    RX bytes:7370606 (7.3 MB) TX bytes:1061662 (1.0 MB)

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    Re: how do i connect to DSL and eth0 simultaniously?

    Try -:

    Code:
    auto eth0
    iface eth0 inet dhcp
    
    auto pppp
    iface ppp0 inet dhcp
    The "sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart"
    Last edited by coutts99; April 29th, 2009 at 12:52 PM.

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    Re: how do i connect to DSL and eth0 simultaniously?

    I might have the ppp stuff wrong (I only use ethernet here)

    Try this instead for ppp -:

    Code:
    auto dsl-provider
    iface dsl-provider inet ppp
    provider dsl-provider

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    Talking Re: how do i connect to DSL and eth0 simultaniously?

    I've got everything working now! Here's how:

    I tried your initial solution, and it almost worked. We don't have a DHCP server - it's a small home network. (I'm building a linux DHCP and file server as soon as I scavenge enough spare parts. You'll be getting plenty of queries on that soon enough...) Anyway, sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart gave the following:

    Code:
     * Reconfiguring network interfaces...                                          Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.1.1
    Copyright 2004-2008 Internet Systems Consortium.
    All rights reserved.
    For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/
    
    ppp0: unknown hardware address type 512
    ppp0: unknown hardware address type 512
    Listening on LPF/ppp0/
    Sending on   LPF/ppp0/
    Sending on   Socket/fallback
    Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.1.1
    Copyright 2004-2008 Internet Systems Consortium.
    All rights reserved.
    For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/
    
    Listening on LPF/eth0/00:1f:d0:90:73:5d
    Sending on   LPF/eth0/00:1f:d0:90:73:5d
    Sending on   Socket/fallback
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 7
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 20
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 19
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 15
    No DHCPOFFERS received.
    No working leases in persistent database - sleeping.
    
     * if-up.d/mountnfs[eth0]: waiting for interface pppp before doing NFS mounts
    Ignoring unknown interface pppp=pppp.
                                                                             [ OK ]
    I figured the problem was that we don't have a DHCP server - it's a small home network. (I'm building a linux DHCP and file server as soon as I scavenge enough spare parts. You'll be getting plenty of queries on that soon enough...) So, I after fiddling with /etc/network/interfaces to use a static ip address, I got eth0 to work by changing /etc/network/interfaces to:

    Code:
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback
    
    auto eth0
    iface eth0 inet static
    address 10.0.0.79
    netmask 255.255.255.0
    
    auto pppp
    iface ppp0 inet dhcp
    DSL was still not working, so I started looking in the Ubuntu help system for answers. (Yes, if all else fails, RTFM!) I found a very convenient way to set up the DSL to run on the eth0 connection. I simply ran pppoeconf which sets everything up easily and quickly. Everything is working perfectly now. My /etc/network/interfaces now looks like this:

    Code:
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback
    
    auto eth0
    iface eth0 inet static
    address 10.0.0.79
    netmask 255.255.255.0
    
    
    auto dsl-provider
    iface dsl-provider inet ppp
    pre-up /sbin/ifconfig eth0 up # line maintained by pppoeconf
    provider dsl-provider
    I would have been struggling with this for ages wihout your help. Thanks so much!

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    Re: how do i connect to DSL and eth0 simultaniously?

    Yes I've just come across pppoeconf, glad you got it working

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