[ubuntu-in] How to setup BSNL DSL broadband on Ubuntu

Manish manishsinha.tech at gmail.com
Mon Sep 29 14:18:06 BST 2008

Ramnarayan.K wrote:
> Hi
> Just got access to braodband - and *need* to know how to set this up 
> on Ubuntu.
> Its got a user name and password and i can't figure out how to setup a 
> new internet connection
> also when i ping <> it does not give 
> back a reply
> its working on wincedows - since bsnl knows only how to set that up ??
> would appreciate your urgent help
> thanks
> ram

You need to type
sudo pppoeconf

in the terminal and answer the few questions asked there. When entering 
the password, take care that it shows up as plain text.
You will get an option to "Start the connection at boot time".If you 
select it , the system keeps constantly polling the interface, when you 
plug in the ethernet, wait for a few second and it will be connected. 
Check ifconfig to see the connection being shown up as ppp0.

If you want to start the connection manually and dont want to use  
"Start the connection at boot time", then use the commands
sudo pon dsl-provider to start
sudo poff dsl-provider to stop

Dont use the above two commands if you have selected "Start the 
connection at boot time", or else two ppp interfaces are created and 
internet stops working.


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