View Full Version : [ubuntu] How to create a wireless DSL connection in Ubuntu

November 1st, 2010, 10:59 AM
Hi All,

Under DSL tab in network connection we can create DSL connections, but they only allow wired connections(eth0). I need to connect using wireless connection(wlan0). I migrated to Ubuntu recently. With windows I was able to connect with wireless connection. I'm sure there is a way to achieve this in Ubuntu as well. Greatly appreciate if somebody can help..

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 (using since 9.10)

November 1st, 2010, 03:58 PM
Please try this

sudo pppoeconf wlan0to configure DSL via wifi .Follow instructions.
2)Backup your /etc/network/interfaces

sudo cp /etc/network/interfaces /etc/network/interfaces.bak

3) Now edit /etc/network/interfaces using

gksudo gedit /etc/network/interfaces
so that it contains only these two lines

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
To connect DSL run
sudo pon dsl-provider
To disconnect use
sudo poff dsl-provider

November 2nd, 2010, 04:24 AM
Thank you very much for the quick response.

I followed your instructions. After running

sudo pppoeconf wlan0

my /etc/network/interfaces file looked like following;

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

iface dsl-provider inet ppp
pre-up /sbin/ifconfig wlan0 up # line maintained by pppoeconf
provider dsl-provider

auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet manual

So I edited it as you had mentioned. After that when I run

sudo pon dsl-provider

I got

Plugin rp-pppoe.so loaded.
RP-PPPoE plugin version 3.8p compiled against pppd 2.4.5

How can I make sure I got the connection?

ifconfig -a

gives me nothing about a DSL connection.

November 2nd, 2010, 05:01 PM
Do you get reply for

ping -c3

November 3rd, 2010, 03:05 AM
yes. I do

November 3rd, 2010, 11:36 AM
Then it should work.Please post the contents of
sudo gedit /etc/resolv.conf
You may try editing this file so that it reads only
nameserver and try if pages are loading

November 5th, 2010, 06:36 AM
Sorry for not being able to post. Content of /etc/resolv.conf

# Generated by NetworkManager

November 5th, 2010, 11:58 AM
Make it
# Generated by NetworkManager
nameserver try