Hi guys, I’ve got a question regarding the latest Ubuntu-Release 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope). I know there are forums more specialized out there but I’ll give it a try before I register elsewhere:
I’ve got quite an extraordinary way of getting to the web: I’ve got a rather old WLAN/LAN-Router, which isn’t capable of my connections speed and can’t synchronize with it. Since I need WLAN for my girlfriend to have internet on her laptop, I just popped the DSL-modem my ISP gave me into the LAN1 connection of the router and the router “invisibly” gives the signal to the WLAN. I can’t access the router’s menu (doesn’t work, have tried all possible IPs), but it works like a charm nevertheless.
I just start my PPPoE connection (with username and password) and it connects as if i had the modem itself connected to my PC (and my girlfriend can at the same time start the same PPPoE-connection and is online, too). So I don’t really know what’s going on behind the scenes, I just start the connection as always.
In Ubuntu, that doesn’t work. I can connect to the WLAN, but can not start the PPPoE connection then. I had a try yesterday and connected the modem directly to my PC and it worked fine.
Any ideas how to convince Ubuntu, that the PPPoE-connection should be opened “through” the WLAN?
P.S.: Sorry if something is unclear, pls drop a line and I’ll try to explain further.