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April 30th, 2009, 04:19 AM
Hi, I very new to ubuntu.
My isp provides me with a cable connection(should be pppoe).
In my network settings it shows me no connections.
When I type in ifconfig it shows me lo,eth0 if i am not conneced to internet.
What I do is type sudo pppoeconf (which should be my connection type).It shows me screen "I found ethernet device eth0 then looking for pppoe ,modify /etc/ppp/peers/dsl-provider/ and so on ,which you all must be knowning.
Latter asks me for the Username and password.
If I am lucky when I type ifconfig again i get to see ppp0,eth0,lo
Which means I am connected to internet.
I do this on trial and error basis.Some times there is hit at first go or 5 and some times I shut it down.
Thks in advance................

April 30th, 2009, 04:50 AM
Welcome to Ubuntu!
Can you run the commands you have already, but post the output back to the forum; it means people can confirm what you think you're getting from the results. Otherwise, we spend all day fixing something that isn't the actual problem...

In particular,
lshw -C network

sudo ifconfig and if you're running the network manager,

should give enough detail.

Having ppp show up as one of your interfaces probably isn't quite where you want it. Are you on a wireless link at all or is it all cabled?
Are you running Ubuntu/ Kubuntu/ Xubuntu? Are you using network manager or wicd?

April 30th, 2009, 05:12 AM
Should be an easy setup routine in nm-applet for gnome, not sure, believe KDE uses KPPP, and not sure as far as many others.