Ubuntu – How to connect to the Internet

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I just installed Ubuntu. How can I make an internet connection?

When I start Firefox, the response is

Server not found.

I have a BSNL broadband connection in India via my telephone line and a ADSL modem.

Best Answer

The BSNL helpline and staff are generally familiar with MS Windows and may not be too helpful but if they are, it will be a pleasant surprise.

I'm assuming that: the modem is an ADSL router; you are dual booting with MS Windows; and you have no problem connecting via MS Windows.

  • Click on the network manager icon in the top right corner of your screen.
  • Choose "edit connections" from the drop-down menu.
  • Click on "DSL" and then on "add". (You maybe prompted to provide your Ubuntu login password at this or some point.) You can give the connection a name other than DSL1 connection, if you wish.
  • Enter your user ID and password and "available to all users".

That should do it. If you are not on an unlimited plan, you may not want to connect "automatically".

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