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Old 11-05-2009, 10:35 AM   #1
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BSNL broadband in 9.10


I am using BSNL broadband and I have connected to the broadband by the help of nm-applet in 8.10 and 9.04 with no problems...
now in 9.10 I cannot connect by that applet any-more...
I have to use terminal every time I try to connect to the broadband...from the terminal it's working fine but why not from the nm-applet?
pls help...
 
Old 11-05-2009, 11:24 AM   #2
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from the terminal it's working fine but why not from the nm-applet?
.. Because nm-applet is "poor quality software" (TM).

uninstall it and please use wicd instead.
 
Old 11-05-2009, 12:39 PM   #3
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wicd does not support pppoe/dsl...but bsnl broadband uses pppoe to connect to the internet...so it's not a valid choice...
 
Old 11-05-2009, 12:53 PM   #4
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bsnl broadband uses pppoe to connect to the internet
I wish you had told us that earlier.

So, just, exactly, what, are the commands you use from the terminal that allow you to connect?
 
Old 11-05-2009, 07:13 PM   #5
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to configure the connection i have to type
Code:
sudo pppoeconf
then to connect to the net
Code:
sudo pon dsl-provider
and to disconnect
Code:
sudo poff
 
Old 11-06-2009, 08:42 AM   #6
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You should only need to do sudo pppoeconf once

Then you could put the lines
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#  Bring up the internet connecction
pon dsl-provider
exit 0
in the file /etc/rc.local as an extra line, just before the final exit 0

As that file is executed by root, you do not need to use sudo

Then your connection should be brought up at boot time
 
Old 11-09-2009, 11:03 AM   #7
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that is a good one...but will I not be able to connect through network manager??
it's full of bugs in this karmic i think...many people are facing the same problem...
 
Old 11-09-2009, 01:34 PM   #8
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that is a good one...
Do you mean that "it worked" ?
If so, please say so. If not, please provide the details of what did not work, with the error messages.
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...but will I not be able to connect through network manager??
I do not know. My suggestion should just bring up your connection at boot time. I tried NM a few times but did not find it useful, so I uninstalled it.
 
Old 11-15-2009, 11:40 AM   #9
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yes...it works fine for me...and thanks again for this wonderful tip...
 
  


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