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    How to connect ISP directly

    Hi all,

    Ubuntu 12.04.3

    I need to connect my computer direct to the cable modem without via the router provided by ISP

    I have the user name and password provided by ISP. Please advise how to config /etc/ppp/peers/provider. Any other files I need to configure as well?

    Thanks

    Rgds
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    Re: How to connect ISP directly

    Is it a Desktop? If so, you can directly add all the relevant settings under the "DSL" tab in Network Manager. No need to configure any files manually, on the contrary, you may need to revert any manual configurations if using Network Manager.
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    Re: How to connect ISP directly

    Quote Originally Posted by varunendra View Post
    Is it a Desktop? If so, you can directly add all the relevant settings under the "DSL" tab in Network Manager. No need to configure any files manually,
    Thanks for your advice.

    Already solved by installing pppoeconf. The interface is PPPoE. Now I can connect ISP directly on Cable Modem without via Router.

    on the contrary, you may need to revert any manual configurations if using Network Manager.
    $ apt-cache search 'network manager'
    Code:
    libntrack0 - lightweight connectivity tracking library
    libproxy1-plugin-networkmanager - automatic proxy configuration management library (Network Manager plugin)
    nova-network - OpenStack Compute - Network manager
    lft - layer-four traceroute
    netdisco-frontend - Web front-end for the NetDisco network manager
    python-wicd - wired and wireless network manager - Python module
    wicd - wired and wireless network manager - metapackage
    wicd-cli - wired and wireless network manager - scriptable console client
    wicd-curses - wired and wireless network manager - Curses client
    wicd-daemon - wired and wireless network manager - daemon
    wicd-gtk - wired and wireless network manager - GTK+ client
    wicd-kde - Wired and wireless network manager - KDE client
    Whether install libproxy1-plugin-networkmanager ?

    Thanks

    satimis

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    Re: How to connect ISP directly

    Quote Originally Posted by satimis View Post
    Already solved by installing pppoeconf. The interface is PPPoE. Now I can connect ISP directly on Cable Modem without via Router.
    Yup, that's another option, although not default and not as elegant as Network Manager, usually only needed when Network Manager fails due to some bug or configuration conflicts.

    Nonetheless, that's a useful info. Thanks for sharing, and please mark the thread as [SOLVED] to make it more useful.

    Whether install libproxy1-plugin-networkmanager ?
    Nope, you don't need to install anything extra to use a PPPoE connection in Network Manager. Everything is installed by default on Desktop systems and can be configured under the DSL tab of Network Manager (accessible via "nm-applet" menu at the top-right corner of the screen).

    If you need to search for it via apt-cache, search for "network-manager" or "network-manager-gnome" instead.
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    Re: How to connect ISP directly

    Quote Originally Posted by varunendra View Post
    Yup, that's another option, although not default and not as elegant as Network Manager, usually only needed when Network Manager fails due to some bug or configuration conflicts.

    Nonetheless, that's a useful info. Thanks for sharing, and please mark the thread as [SOLVED] to make it more useful.
    Noted thanks.

    Nope, you don't need to install anything extra to use a PPPoE connection in Network Manager. Everything is installed by default on Desktop systems and can be configured under the DSL tab of Network Manager (accessible via "nm-applet" menu at the top-right corner of the screen).

    If you need to search for it via apt-cache, search for "network-manager" or "network-manager-gnome" instead.
    $ apt-cache policy network-manager-gnome
    Code:
    network-manager-gnome:
      Installed: 0.9.4.1-5
      Candidate: 0.9.4.1-5
      Version table:
     *** 0.9.4.1-5 0
            500 http://ftp.hk.debian.org/debian/ wheezy/main amd64 Packages
            500 ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/ stable/main amd64 Packages
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
    Already installed.

    How to start it? Thanks

    satimis

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    Re: How to connect ISP directly

    Quote Originally Posted by satimis View Post
    How to start it?
    By clicking on the "nm-applet" icon beside the speaker icon in the notification area (top-right in Gnome and Unity, can be other places in other Desktop Environments) > Edit Connections..

    Or,

    Alt-F2 > nm-connection-editor

    However, it may conflict with pppoeconf now that you have already configured it with that. So I think you'll need to delete the configuration profile from pppoeconf if you need to use Network Manager instead.

    If you are comfortable with pppoeconf, I'd say just leave it unless you are fond of testing/tinkering.
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    Re: How to connect ISP directly

    Quote Originally Posted by varunendra View Post
    By clicking on the "nm-applet" icon beside the speaker icon in the notification area (top-right in Gnome and Unity, can be other places in other Desktop Environments) > Edit Connections..

    Or,

    Alt-F2 > nm-connection-editor
    I got it. Thanks

    However, it may conflict with pppoeconf now that you have already configured it with that. So I think you'll need to delete the configuration profile from pppoeconf if you need to use Network Manager instead.

    If you are comfortable with pppoeconf, I'd say just leave it unless you are fond of testing/tinkering.
    Agreed. I won't make any change just to learn an alternative.

    satimis

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