Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Fedora Core 6 : Setting up your broadband

System : FC6 (Zod)
Broadband : BSNL 2 MBps ADSL
Connection type : pppoE

To get your broadband up and running, follow these steps -

1. Run "adsl-setup" as root via shell
2. Specify details like your ethernet interface, username, password, firewall etc.
3. Finally a summary as given below will be generated

** Summary of what you entered **

Ethernet Interface: eth0
User name: AnojSundar
Activate-on-demand: No
DNS addresses: Supplied by ISP's server
Firewalling: NONE
User Control: yes
Accept these settings and adjust configuration files (y/n)? y
Adjusting /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ppp0
Adjusting /etc/ppp/chap-secrets and /etc/ppp/pap-secrets
(But first backing it up to /etc/ppp/chap-secrets.bak)
(But first backing it up to /etc/ppp/pap-secrets.bak)

Congratulations, it should be all set up!

Type '/sbin/ifup ppp0' to bring up your xDSL link and '/sbin/ifdown ppp0'
to bring it down.
Type '/sbin/adsl-status /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ppp0'
to see the link status.


3. Type "/sbin/ifdown ppp0" to get the link up
4. Type "adsl-connect /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ppp0"
You'll find a similar message when you execute the above command.
Using interface ppp0
Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/pts/4
CHAP authentication succeeded: Authentication success,Welcome!
CHAP authentication succeeded
local IP address
remote IP address
primary DNS address
secondary DNS address

Voila !!, internet works now. Enjoy surfing..
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