How to Configure BSNL Broadband connection on Ubuntu

Discussion in 'Linux' started by Rameshjeee, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. Rameshjeee

    Rameshjeee Good to be Back

    How to start [Configure] BSNL Broadband connection on Ubuntu

    Step 1:
    Go to your Network control panel.
    Follow steps : Taskbar >> System >> Administration >> Network.

    Step 2:
    Then click on the Unlock button and then it will ask for Administrative password, Enter your Password. and click Authenticate so that it will unlock the locked features.

    Step 3:
    Click on Wired connection and then its properties, it will show you “Connection setting tab” select “Automatic configuration (DHCP)” from the list and click OK.

    Step 4:
    Select Point to Point connection, and go to its properties. It will pop up the pppo properties.
    Check the “Enable this connection”, and select “PPPoE connection type” and Enter the account data (Username and Password)in specified boxes,

    Step 5:
    Go to Modem tab from same Window, select the Ethernet interface (Generally the eth0)
    Go to option tab select all check boxes. and then OK. and close.

    Now everytime you want to connect to net, just click on LAN Icon on taskbar and go to Dial Up connections and click on Connect to pppOe via modem and get connectiviy.

    So now just start your Firefox and start browsing the internet from your Ubuntu.

    Note: This guide is for LAN connection only, and not for the USB connections as many modem manufacturer doesnt provide drivers for Linux versions.
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2008
  2. itsmemad

    itsmemad Alligator

    Thanks for starting a good thread... wanted to rep u.... but cudn't cuz apparently I repped ya recently.... chalo koi nahi... its due... :)

    Many users have bridge mode modem... I'll really appreciate it if somebody could throw some light on that aspect... As well as connectivity through wi-fi in both mode...
  3. thakkudukuttan

    thakkudukuttan New Member

    hi sir,

    i'm all the new ti this linux. i installed ubuntu 8.04 recently, but was not able to connect to the net. i did all what you said above except the last step. i couldn't find the LAN icon on the taskbar. i tried to connect it in many ways but was not helping. can you resolve this problem of mine.
  4. cool_techie_tvm

    cool_techie_tvm Amor vincit omnia

    Dont u see the two computer icon in the taskbar?

    Also i would advise u to install the latest Ubuntu 8.10, on which ADSL connection setup is really easy..

    U can also checkout How to start [Configure] BSNL Broadband connection [Dataone] on Ubuntu Linux. |

    Ubuntu: BSNL Broadband Connection « With the left and the right … is also worth looking into.

    I am providing the links so that u may go through them to get an approximate idea of what is happening and to make u understand the basic ideas.. :)
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2009
  5. thakkudukuttan

    thakkudukuttan New Member


    thanks to you both. but i'm still working on it. i'm not sure what happened
    can you please tell me how to change from ubuntu 8.04 to 8.10.
  6. cool_techie_tvm

    cool_techie_tvm Amor vincit omnia

  7. thakkudukuttan

    thakkudukuttan New Member


    i'm working with windows at present. actually i wanted to know about linux and so i installed it. i've been through almost all the steps discussed here. but sadly it doesn't workout with me!
  8. cool_techie_tvm

    cool_techie_tvm Amor vincit omnia

    Please try it once again with the updated Ubuntu OS. I am sure it will work out for u. Try try again. Never give up. Linux is not that tough..
  9. kcn_viper

    kcn_viper New Member

    bsnl connection error / ubuntu 8.04 / pppoe


    I tried the 5 steps stated at the beginning of this thread but it has not worked for me. Diagnostic detail:

    * After the five steps, even after trying /etc/init.d/networking restart, I could not connect using ‘Connect to ppp0 via Modem’.
    * Using BSNL DataOne with Siemens C2110 modem
    * Using Ubuntu 8.04
    * Find attached the output of ifconfig, /var/log/messages, /etc/init.d/networking restart...

    Please advise.

    Thanks in advance,

    Attached Files:

    • tp.txt
      File size:
      4.7 KB
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2009
  10. kcn_viper

    kcn_viper New Member

    My blunder: I was giving the wrong password and so, I was getting a ‘CHAP authentication failed’ message in /var/log/messages. Also, I had to enable roaming mode in my office wireless connection.
  11. harishsyndrome

    harishsyndrome New Member

  12. kgjoby

    kgjoby New Member

    bsnl broad bant on ubuntu 9.04

    Dear all,
    i am new to UBUNTU & the method explained below doesnt working with UBUNTU 9.04 ver. Can anybody help me to configure BSNL broad band(ethrnet port) in detail
  13. matrix

    matrix New Member

    I suggest PCLinuxOS/Mandriva for newbies, I was able to connect to net in Ubuntu 8.10 (live CD not installed) without any problem. Why I am suggesting these 2 is the set up (control panel) is very much wizard driven like windows. For people shifting from windows this is very useful and handy. People like me and others already replied to this thread can easily setup the same on any system. But for newbies it is totally a different environment.

    I am using linux for a long time now. I have used almost all the popular distros before Now stick to mandriva as it has all the necessary pkg I wanted and simple to configure. (I have already shifted to linux in both office and home full time. Note: I DON'T PLAY any game except chess). In fact I can use any of the distros but selected mandriva as my children also have no problem in using the same. They use for online games, science, maths, etc. without any problem.

    Most pepole suggest Ubuntu as this even need not be downloaded they will send a CD on request. Of course the CD is enough to do all the day-to-day work as all the necessary software are already present. But configuration is not that easy like mandtiva/pclinuxos (pclinuxos an adaption of mandriva).

    Many think I am forcing mandriva, but I have no such intension but for newbies I recommend these.
  14. Subarato Sarkar

    Subarato Sarkar New Member

    With Smartax MT882 modem can I connect BSBL Broadband

    I have Smartax MT882 modem, Can I connect Linux Ubuntu with your suggested 5 steps?

    I tried with the 5 steps. Unfortunately in "System" menu there is no Network tab but 'Network tools' tab is there. Plz suggest
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2009
  15. dinesh.singh

    dinesh.singh New Member

    There are different ways to set up .
    1> First try ping your router that is in the browser.
    2>If you are able to ping then you have to enter your user id and password and do the setting on the router.
    3> Else Find your network icon which is on the right hand side, 2 joined computer icon right click on it . Try giving some static ip to your machine so that you can access your router ,that you can do by right clicking on the network icon then edit connection ,then in the wired tab add your new connection with static IP (do all these thing when your are connected through Ethernet cable)
    4> After this you shold be able to ping your router. If you are able to ping your router then you can able to use your internet .This is how i have done it . I am using ubuntu 8.10 on my laptop and 9.04 on my desktop.
  16. unmeshcs

    unmeshcs New Member

    BSNL Broadband configuration on Ubuntu 9.10

    Hello folks,

    I just tried following commands and got my internet working on ubuntu 9.10.
    In the Terminal ( Applications>Accessories> Terminal) type following one by one
    sudo ifconfig eth0 netmask up

    sudo route add default gw eth0
    sudo pppoeconf
    Then just follow the instructions on blue screen.
  17. kishan

    kishan New Member

    ubuntu bsnl broadband setup

    i know easiest way setting up bsnl broadband connection in Ubuntu any version of Ubuntu the process is same
    1.First open terminal in Ubuntu
    2. type this sudo pppoeconf and press enter
    3. then a setup wizard opens inside terminal it will scan show u that it found pppoe device, select yes with arrows on ur key board and prees enter
    4.then it wilk ask u to wther to modify the configuration file select yes
    5.then it wiil give some thing regarding some popular options select yes
    6. now it ask u to enter username, enter your username that ur bsnl broadband gave u
    7. now enter ur broadband password
    8. then it will ask u some thing about DNS select yes
    9.then it will show regarding MSS select yes
    10. now done window shows up select yes
    11. it will show u commands that u should use for connecting and disconnecting internet
    12. connection installed window shows up select ok

    thats it ur ready to use ur internet, when u want to connect to internet open ur terminal type (sudo pon dsl-provider), when u want to disconnect type (sudo poff), one more thing some times when start computer it automatically connects to internet and some time it won't so when it doesn't connect automaticlly open ur terminal first type sudo poff, it will ask u for password type ur password, and close ur terminal and open it again type sudo pon dsl-provider, it will connect .
    for clear understanding go to youtube and search itassitant (username) he made video for this
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    evagreen New Member

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    Last edited: Jul 29, 2011

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