Thanks. I have been trying to set up a connection in MCC and have just managed it. However, I don't think it's quite right, it's slow and doesn't connect to some sites e.g. Google.
if you use a router, ppp connection is pointless since you wont connect throu PPPoE anymore but rather use DHCP... depending on your router setup, to either dinamicly set the IP or not, go into MCC (mandrake control center) under the network option, and simply click on create new connection... s pretty much the same as windows XP new connection wizard!