[PLUG] Re:Setting up Tataindicom broadband on Fedora core 6

Nishit Dave stargazer.dave at gmail.com
Sat Feb 10 12:32:17 IST 2007

Please download the rp-pppoe client from Roaring Penguin (
http://www.roaringpenguin.com/pppoe).  Unzip the .tar.gz archive to a folder
on your disk and run the go-gui script.

If everything goes well (and it should), you will get a successful
install.  Then, run your favourite shell and become root with su.

Run tkpppoe from the command line (with the root user, you get the
configuration options).  In the tkpppoe gui dialer, click new connection and
enter your username (abc of the abc at vsnl.net) and your domain (vsnl.net).
Enter your password.

On the next tab, you can select to have all users run tkpppoe, and keep the
firewall setting at None (hopefully you have some other firewall configured
and running).  On the last tab, you will need to enter the Access
Concentrator (AC) name, which is very important in case of VSNL.  Make sure
you enter the following with the correct case:


The last two characters are zeroes.

Click OK, and you're ready to go.  You can click 'start' to connect, and
'stop' to disconnect.  Clicking 'exit' without stopping only closes the gui
but keeps the pppd daemon (and your connection) running, so be careful.

You will know if you have connected successfully if two boxes on the upper
right hand corner of the tkpppoe gui turn green from red (yellow denotes a
continuous connection).  Test your connection by going to say,
www.google.com in your browser.  If the lights are green and nothing happens
for a long time (there is a traffic counter / graph on the gui below the
lights and they don't show significant movement), it could be that your
ethernet card had obtained a default IP address from the VSNL server when
you switched on your computer.  This would have set a default route distinct
from your pppoe connection.

This happens quite frequently (2 out of 5 times).  Close the connection,
exit tkpppoe.  Go back to the shell where you were root, and run
/sbin/ifdown eth0 (or is it /usr/sbin/ifdown?)

This would release the default IP address and route.  You can again run
tkpppoe as a normal user from the shell or the run command, or if you are
running KDE, under the internet section in the start menu.  It should run
properly now.

Hope this helps.

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