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Old 06-29-2008, 01:42 AM   #1
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how to configure the external broadband modem in Debian

Hi Friends ,plz hep me out , how to configure the modem connection
in Debian GNU linux 4.0 OS , what the perameter should i give for suffix option...i have configured the Ethernet connection nicely, i am having the BSNL broadband connection,

Thanking you
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It would help if you provided more information about your situation such as what country you are in, the name of the Internet service provider, and maybe the brand and model of the broadband modem.

In general you don't have to do anything special on your broadband modem. You just set up your Ethernet NIC to ask for a DHCP address when your machine starts the network. Your modem should provide an address to your computer.

In general any login information needed to access your ISP should already be configured in your modem. Linux does not have to do anything in this regard for broadband modems. This is not true for dial-up 56K modems so don't confuse broadband modem configuration with dial-up 56K modems.

In general the domain suffix will be for your LAN, not for your ISP. If the suffix were for your ISP then your ISP would have told you what to use. So we can say that the suffix is for your LAN. You can use anything that is not in use on the Internet. You could use "my.home" or "" or "at.home" or "my.local" or any suffix that does not refer to a registered Internet name space. You probably don't even need a suffix.
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Supposing u have the username and password.

As root do:

# pppoeconf
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Thank you Sir , It works well


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