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Has anyone has managed to install the iBurst USB drivers? I went through the steps and when I want to start the connection I get the following error:

Plugin loaded.
/usr/sbin/pppd: in file /etc/ppp/peers/dsl-provider: unrecognized option ''
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Please describe the steps you went through – Sander Steffann Apr 26 '13 at 21:16

These following steps always work for me:

  1. Get the PPA and install:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ginggs/ppa
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install ibdriver-dkms
  2. reboot

    (The above comes from


  1. download and install roaringpenguin:

    • Download rp-pppoe-3.11.tar.gz from
    • For instructional purposes I will download and save to the desktop.
    • Right Click and select extract here.
    • Open up a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) and type in the following.
  2. cd Desktop/rp-pppoe-3.11

  3. sudo ./go
  4. Enter your PPPoE user name eg
  5. Enter the Ethernet interface -enter ib0.
  6. Do you want the link to come up on demand - enter no.

    PS. if you type yes this usually searches for network interfaces when booting into ubuntu a you end up waiting for a while before it boots up. I don't recommend using yes.

  7. Enter the DNS information here: enter server.

  8. Please enter your PPPoE password: enter Your iburst password.
  9. Choose a type of firewall (0-2): Enter 1. This is fine for a single computer
  10. The summary should look something like this:

    ** Summary of what you entered **
    Ethernet Interface: ib0
    User name:
    Activate-on-demand: No
    DNS addresses:      Supplied by ISP's server
    Firewalling:        STANDALONE
  11. enter y.

To start up Iburst type:

sudo pppoe-start
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