I’ve been using Ubuntu for a while. So far its good. As I’ve a laptop loaded with Windows XP, Ubuntu has not been my primary OS. Since my last date with the present company is this Thrusday & I’ll be returning my laptop, I’ve to make Ubuntu my primary (and only) OS. I’ll pen down my experiences here.
The first thing I needed to configure was my DSL Connection. I searched for any utilities, but I couldn’t find anything (at least not under System->Preferences or System->Adminstration. After a little bit of Googling, I was able to configure. Here are the steps:
- First configure your IP address. Select System->Adminstration->Networking
- In the window, selec the ethernet adapter to which you have connected your DSL modem(mostly you will have only one adapter listed)
- Select the properties of the adater.
- If your ISP supports DHCP, select it, if not key in the static IP address that your ISP gave you
- Go back to the Network settings window and key in the ISP’s DNS server IP addresses
- Now that you have configured your TCP/IP settings, we need to configure the PPPoE settings.
- Open a terminal window and run “pppoeconf” (you need root permission). The wizard should help you configure the settings.
- Now if you have not configured to connect at system start up, use the commands – “pon dsl-provider” to connect; “poff” to disconnect and “plog” to view the current status
How good it would be, if there exists a wizard that will guide you thru all the above steps. Hmmmm. Long way to go for Linux to become a common man’s OS.