PPPoE Modems

This section is about setting up an ADSL Internet connection using an ethernet PPPoE modem.

You will require a subscription with an Internet Service Provider, and an installed, functional Internet connection. Most modems have a light which will be lit if it is currently connected to the Internet. You will also need your username and password for the Internet account.

Setting up PPPoE

To set up the modem:

  1. Open a terminal (ApplicationsAccessoriesTerminal)

  2. In the terminal, type

    sudo pppoeconf
  3. A text-based menu program will guide you through the following steps:

    1. Confirm that your Ethernet card is detected.

    2. Enter your username.

    3. Enter your password.

    4. If you already have a PPPoE Connection configured, you will be asked if it may be modified.

    5. Popular options: you are asked if you want the “noauth” and “defaultroute” options and to remove “nodetach”. Choose Yes.

    6. Use peer DNS - choose Yes.

    7. Limited MSS problem - choose Yes.

    8. When you are asked if you want to connect at start up, you will probably want to say yes.

    9. Finally you are asked if you want to establish the connection immediately.

  4. Once you have finished these steps, your connection should be working.

Starting the connection

To start your ADSL connection on demand, in a terminal (ApplicationsAccessoriesTerminal) type:

sudo pon dsl-provider

Stopping the connection

To stop your ADSL connection, in a terminal (ApplicationsAccessoriesTerminal) type:

sudo poff dsl-provider