How can I set up my DSL connection on Ubuntu 16.04? The way I set up a DSL connection in Ubuntu 14.04 is not working in Ubuntu 16.04.
This tutorial is going to show you how to setup a PPPoE connection in Ubuntu from the terminal.
Open up your terminal and type the following command to set your PPPoE connection.
nmcli con edit type pppoe con-name “YOUR_CONNECTION_NAME”
Enter your DSL account and password provided by your ISP and save your settings in the following commands.
set pppoe.username YOUR_DSL_ACCOUNT_USERNAME set pppoe.password YOUR_DSL_ACCOUNT_PASSWORD save
Then it will prompt asking:
Saving the connection with ‘autoconnect=yes’. That might result in immediate activation of the connection. Do you still want to save? (yes/no).
Finally, select DSL connection from the network settings menu to establish the connection.
I was having the same problem yesterday, and I tried all the above options but this did not work. However, today, after comparing the dsl-provider file on my Ubuntu 16.04 computer with the file that has the same name on my Debian 8.8 computer, I noticed that there was an error in the Ubuntu file. So I fixed the file this way:
# Minimalistic default options file for DSL/PPPoE connections noipdefault defaultroute replacedefaultroute hide-password #lcp-echo-interval 30 #lcp-echo-failure 4 noauth persist #mtu 1492 #persist #maxfail 0 #holdoff 20 plugin rp-pppoe.so nic-enp3s0f1 usepeerdns user "XXXXXXX"
where XXXXXXX is my mailbox provider.