Tuesday, December 25, 2007

BSNL DataOne: Configuring Adsl Connection On Linux

BSNL DataOne: Configuring Adsl Connection On Linux
This is a little how-to to configure an ADSL connection in Linux, mainly in Fedora, I have assumed that you have already installed the distribution and that you have a LAN card in your computer which you are connecting to the router/modem.
In the steps, note that for your Dataone connection, you must use "username@dataone" as the username and your password.

In Fedora, go to: Desktop --> Administration --> Network, The window you will get will have title of "Network Configuration".- From the toolbar of this new window, click on "New" button. You will get a window with title "Add new Device Type".- In this new window, choose xDSL connection, click "Forward" and follow the prompt. It will ask you for the provider name (type anything. e.g. BSNL Dataone), your connection username (mintu@dataone in our example) and password.
Once setup is complete, to test the connection, go back to the "Network Configuration" window (or open it again as specified in the first point above), and select the new connection and click on Activate button in the toolbar.

Then make sure that the device will become automatically active when the computer boots up by selecting this connection in the network configuration window and by editing its profile and by checking the option that tells the device to activate on boot ups. Also, give normal users the option of controlling this device.- To disconnect, select the Deactivate button from the network configuration window.

Modem Configuration
Open browser and go BSNL)
The pc should be connected to ADSL Modem

How to Monitor the network

Add the Pandel=> Network Monitor

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