[plug] David's ADSL Problem

Hennie Strydom hns1 at iinet.net.au
Tue Dec 27 13:02:24 WST 2005

On Tue, 2005-12-27 at 12:52 +0800, Daniel Pearson wrote:
> Just an update on it for you Harry - I just popped around to his place
> to have a look.
> The modem is all setup and working, going through the modem's webpage
> it appears to be in router mode, and doing a ping from the modem
> through it's interface it can successfully ping
> Now, on the PC /sbin/ifconfig brings up (through DHCP)
> as the IP address, with the broadcast as what it should be also.
> /etc/resolv.conf
> search
> nameserver
> I could ping the modem (, however was unable to ping
> Typing in "route" only showed the loopback.

How about a :
route add default eth0

Given that there are no persistent routes at present this should do no
harm.  Perhaps a dialup attempt removed the previous default route, and
also the new one (to ppp) upon disconnect.
If this is the case then a refresh of the DHCP lease should also fix it.
For my Fedora Core this would be:
dhclient eth0


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