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The nuts and bolts => Networking & Security => Topic started by: MarkGrieveson on March 12, 2012, 05:02:54 pm

Title: are there easier ways to start pppoe internet connection
Post by: MarkGrieveson on March 12, 2012, 05:02:54 pm
Hello.  I have an ADSL modem/router, and I use pppoe.  I set up the connection via pppoe-setup.  So, now whenever I wish to connect, I have been logging in as root in the terminal, and running pppoe-start.  Is there an easier way to connect that doesn't involve logging in as root?  I see the wicd applet in the top panel, but I can't figure out how to set it up for my pppoe connection.  Anyway, if this or something else can be used, then do please let me know.
Title: Re: are there easier ways to start pppoe internet connection
Post by: vincent2 on March 12, 2012, 07:34:35 pm
Bonjour!

please pulg in cable to your laptop or/desktop with modem/router,in opera typing 192.168.1.1/or 192.168.0.1, user:admin, password:admin,once enter router/modem admin interface, go to wan configure, enter your adsl pppoe user name and password, set it connect automatically,also enabling DHCP server there, then save the config....wait 10-20 sec. you'll be on internet automatically,
Title: Re: are there easier ways to start pppoe internet connection
Post by: MarkGrieveson on March 12, 2012, 08:49:47 pm
Thanks for the suggestion.  Tried it but it didn't work.  It just said "Connecting..." forever.

I'm wondering too if there is a program/applet that will report the connection speed to me.  I tried one on Cairo-dock, but it wasn't that good.
Title: Re: are there easier ways to start pppoe internet connection
Post by: hata_ph on March 13, 2012, 01:57:50 pm
MarkFrieveson,

What brand/model is your ADSL modem/router?
Title: Re: are there easier ways to start pppoe internet connection
Post by: MarkGrieveson on March 13, 2012, 05:17:06 pm
It's an old one.  It's an OvisLink ADSL modem/router, model number OV711C.
Title: Re: are there easier ways to start pppoe internet connection
Post by: hata_ph on March 13, 2012, 06:26:23 pm
It's an old one.  It's an OvisLink ADSL modem/router, model number OV711C.

Pls refer to the manual to configure auto dialing

http://www.ovislink.com/newovislink/Products/DSL_CABLEs/OV711C/OV711C_man.pdf
Title: Re: are there easier ways to start pppoe internet connection
Post by: bigpaws on March 13, 2012, 10:59:59 pm
Here is a post I found on how to get pppoe-start to
work as  a normal user.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/pppoe-start-as-user-368226/ (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/pppoe-start-as-user-368226/)

HTH

Bigpaws
Title: Re: are there easier ways to start pppoe internet connection
Post by: MarkGrieveson on March 14, 2012, 07:14:39 am
Thanks for the link on using sudo to address the issue.  Admittedly, I'd rather not have to screw around with the sudoers file.  I had thought that wicd already did that, but I guess not.

Speaking of wicd, it now sometimes will announce that a connection has been established.  Yet, when I open Firefox, I'm told that I'm not connected to the Internet.  It seems I'm only truly connected when I use the pppoe-start as root command.  Also, even if I press wicd's disconnect button, I'll still be connected if I had done so previously with pppoe-start.  wicd just seems to be on its own little planet.