2.6. Establishing a DSL Connection

This section is intended for those installations which have a DSL card fitted within a host rather than the external combined DSL modem router combinations typical of private consumer or SOHO installations.

Procedure 2.7. Adding a New DSL Connection

You can configure a new DSL connection by opening the Network Connections window, clicking the Add button and selecting DSL from the Hardware section of the new connection list.
  1. Press the Super key to enter the Activities Overview, type nm-connection-editor and then press Enter. The Network Connections tool appears.
  2. Click the Add button.
  3. The Choose a Connection Type list appears.
  4. Select DSL and press the Create button.
  5. The Editing DSL Connection 1 window appears.

Procedure 2.8. Editing an Existing DSL Connection

You can configure an existing DSL connection by opening the Network Connections window and selecting the name of the connection from the list. Then click the Edit button.
  1. Press the Super key to enter the Activities Overview, type nm-connection-editor and then press Enter. The Network Connections tool appears.
  2. Select the connection you want to edit and click the Edit button. See Section 2.3.4, “Common Configuration Options in nm-connection-editor” for more information.

Configuring the DSL Tab

Username
Enter the user name used to authenticate with the service provider.
Service
Leave blank unless otherwise directed by your service provider.
Password
Enter the password supplied by the service provider.

Saving Your New (or Modified) Connection and Making Further Configurations

Once you have finished editing your DSL connection, click the Apply button to save your customized configuration. If the profile was in use while being edited, power cycle the connection to make NetworkManager apply the changes. If the profile is OFF, set it to ON or select it in the network connection icon's menu. See Section 2.3.1, “Connecting to a Network Using a GUI” for information on using your new or altered connection.
You can further configure an existing connection by selecting it in the Network Connections window and clicking Edit to return to the Editing dialog.
Then, to configure: