I'm trying to setup an ADSL connection on an Arch Linux machine. I read the Arch wiki article on Internet Access, but I'm still confused -- how do I add my network card to the modprobe file?

  • its also known as DSL connection
    – user3496
    Jan 12, 2011 at 16:08
  • My NIC card is Realtek RTL8168c
    – user3496
    Jan 12, 2011 at 18:24
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    The RTL8168c looks like an ordinary (Ethernet) network card. Don't you have a DSL modem (maybe called a modem-router or DSL router or something like that)? In any case it's unlikely that you would need to use modprobe, most of the time the kernel will detect the hardware and automatically load the right driver. Jan 12, 2011 at 21:13

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Looking at the link you are pointing to, I find:

"Most users of external modems or those behind routers should consult the Configuring Network article instead."

Have you tried that?

  • Hey, I already set up an ADSL connection so thanks :)
    – user3496
    Jan 14, 2011 at 17:50

Indeed, do you plug the phone cord directly into your PC? Otherwise, if you have a router, you don't need to do anything except configure your network correctly (that is, with the correct gateway -- for example

To answer your question, they probably mean adding the module (driver) to /etc/modules (might be named differently on Arch), so that it is forced to load on boot (most modules are loaded automatically as their corresponding hardware is detected).

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