2 Ways to Create PPPoE Connection in Ubuntu 16.04
This tutorial is going to show you how to create PPPoE connection in Ubuntu 16.04. There’re 2 methods: using the graphical network manager and using terminal commands.
Using Network Manager to Create PPPoE Connection in Ubuntu 16.04
Insert DSL cable to the network port of your Ubuntu computer. Then click the network manager icon and select
Edit Connections in the drop-down menu.
Add button to add a new connection.
Select DSL from the connection types.
Now enter your DSL account and password provided by your ISP and save your settings.
Finally, select DSL connection from the drop-down menu to establish the connection.
Using Terminal Commands
Open up a terminal window and install the
pppoeconf package from repository.
sudo apt install pppoeconf
Then insert DSL cable to the network port of your computer and enter the following command in terminal to set up PPPoE connection.
When asked if you want the
defaultroute options and to remove
nodetach – choose “Yes”.
Then enter your username and password provided by your ISP.
Next, choose Yes to use peer DNS.
Choose Yes in the Limited MSS Problem screen.
When asked if you want to connect at start up, you may want to choose Yes. And finally, choose Yes to start the connection now.
You can enter the ifconfig command in terminal to check connection status.
You will probably see a new interface called
ppp0 and the IP address.
To disconnect, run
To reconnect, run
sudo pon dsl-provider
I hope this tutorial helped you create DSL PPPoE connection on Ubuntu 16.04. As always, if you found this post useful, then subscribe to our free newsletter. You can also follow us on Google+, Twitter or like our Facebook page.