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asked 2012-10-11 02:50:56 -0500

Harsh gravatar image

updated 2012-10-15 09:21:31 -0500

I am new to Linux!
I am from India using BSNL Broadband. I have a working (top dwld speed=.91Mbps) internet connection which very well on Windows 7 but sometimes(quite a common problem) Fedora shows that i am connected but i just can't surf. Firefox,opera,chrome STRUGGLE to load pages....and after sometime it stops loading..Sometimes my DSL connection works quite well on Fedora.I also see my ip address and other detailsimage description. I took a screenshot of my desktop but i can't upload it through windows...I don't know why windows can't read it.I will try to upload it later.please tell me what should i do. I use >Realtek RTL8101E Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20) on windows 7 my modem is image description Another screen

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check if mtu is set to 1500 if not set it with "ifconfig eth0 mtu 1500"

Akshay gravatar imageAkshay ( 2012-10-11 08:27:47 -0500 )edit

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answered 2012-10-11 04:49:03 -0500

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updated 2012-10-11 08:26:09 -0500

Akshay gravatar image

Way 1:

type this command

su -c "pppoe -setup"

Enter your


password and setup your pppoe connection by using your login credential provided by BSNL.


Configure the modem to automatically connect when system boots up. Connect the modem and type

A window for login will appear type user name:admin and password:admin and set settings there.

Settings may differ depending upon which company's modem you are using.

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Way 1 will only work if the connection is, in fact, pppoe. Do you have a reason to think that's the case, as it's very rare.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2012-10-13 15:37:02 -0500 )edit

well no ISP in India provides help to Linux users, check if DHCP client is working, check your ip address it should be like, i would have sent you my settings but i am using ZTE

Akshay gravatar imageAkshay ( 2012-10-15 08:08:09 -0500 )edit

Next time you're having this issue, open a terminal and run this command: ifconfig, and look at your inet address; it should be 192.168.1.X. If it is, run this: ping which will ping without needing DNS. (I know that server responds to pings, which is why I suggest it.) Let us know what happens.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2012-10-15 16:29:07 -0500 )edit

change your DNS to here the snapshot, if you want to change the DNS change it in router

Akshay gravatar imageAkshay ( 2012-11-14 09:57:38 -0500 )edit

@Harsh please confirm your router ip is it or its

Akshay gravatar imageAkshay ( 2012-11-14 10:00:01 -0500 )edit

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