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Can you tell us which network manager you're using. These days both ethernet and wifi connection (within range) are spotted automatically. You click on the one you want to wish and you are prompted for a password (if necessary) and that's it.
I have downloaded the roaring penguin ADSL PPPoE setup files, decompressed them, and run successfully the program that defines my service providers´ parameters to linux. I did this for Ubuntu, running the adsl-setup via SUDO. OS4 would not permit this saying I was not root nor superuser, and this looks like another problem to solve.
Logging back into Ubuntu I still cannot connect to the internet, although I can connect to my ADSL adapter on 192.168.1.1 using Firefox, and everything looks OK there, Internet being defined as ENABLED on the statistics page.
This Thomson device is a weird router, with a button to remember connected users rather than a secure password to allow access. I am using it only as a preliminary to buying a decent one when I have all the steps tried and tested. Finance is the consideration here, as I am a pensioner.