Ubuntu – How to set up a broadband connection


I have a bsnl broadband connection. I don't see any settings for broadband in Ubuntu, and I can't just connect automatically — "wired connections" shows no connection. I see an option for mobile settings, but that doesn't work for this case. Where do I need to look to get the broadband connection to work?

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  1. Connect your ethernet wire to the port at the back of your computer.
  2. Fire up the terminal and type in sudo pppoeconf
  3. It should detect your modem.
  4. Keep on pressing enter. Fill in your user name and password when indicated.
  5. It should be easy to stick on to defaults.
  6. You should be prompted back to your terminal when it would say pppoe loaded. Simple. That's the end of terminal. Now go to System>Networking. Click on it
  7. Activate the Wired connection.
  8. Highlight the wired connection and click on properties.
  9. Check the box "enable the connection"
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