While setting up I had a choice of ticking PPPoE or Alcatel Adsl. Since I need PPPoA which wasn't in the list I ticked Alcatel Adsl.

I'll have another look at that link you posted in the morning when I'm not so tired. Still looks like greek though

OK.. It suddenly works I'm online with linux albeit a LOT slower than win xp. Thanks for all your help and patience. Is there a way to speed things up? Like port settings etc?

Thanks again.

[Edit Again]
Well after about 20 minutes it suddenly stopped working(hence back in windows). Tried to reconfigure it but still no joy