Configuring DSL with Ubuntu

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.

One Response to “Configuring DSL with Ubuntu”

  1. lokesh Says:

    there is a tool roar penguin tool. I m using this

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