You need to be
root to setup a
pppoe connection with
pppoeconf. Try this code in a terminal window:
You're saying that you can't see the field for typing the password, and maybe you should exit to console terminal (pressCtrl+Alt+F1) and login as
user which is your username for Ubuntu, and then try to run command
sudo pppoeconf to see what happens.
After setup for
pppoe configuration begins, you are told what to do next step by step. You should use the default settings suggested in
pppoeconf for MTU, DNS servers and so on (press YES each time you are asked for it). You can change these settings later on if you have to, there are plenty of tutorials for that. Also, when asked if you want internet connection to be triggered at start-up press YES, it makes things easier for you.
Pppoeconf asks you for both your
username and the
password assigned to you by you Internet service provider, the same that you use in Windows 7 when you setup your Internet connection. First type in your
username, press OK, and at next screen you should be able to type your 'password' and press OK again.
Pppoeconf tool for Internet configuration and Gnome network Manager are somehow conflicting one with each other so you have to remove 'gnome network manager' before using
pppoeconf or you can forget about
pppoeconf and setup a new DSL connection using
gnome network manager which allows you to make a new
PPPOE connection in the DSL section (press ADD button to make a new ppp connection, and then use your
username and password, same as in WIN7).
Default commands for starting and stoping a connection configured with
sudo pon dsl-provider (this one starts or restarts your DSL connection)
sudo poff dsl-provider (this one stops your DSL connection)
You should remember these commands because it could happen after reboot to see that Internet is not working even if your DSL connection is up and running. To solve this problem you must stop connection in a terminal, and then restart it, and that is why you need to remember how to start and stop a DSl connection configured with
Good luck with this one, I know it is a little bit confusing for the moment but you made the right choice. You get more speed for your Internet connection and better results with
pppoeconf than with Gnome Network Manager and its DSL connection.