DSL stands for Digital Subscriber Lines. There are different types of
DSL such as ADSL, IDSL, and SDSL. The
Network Administration Tool uses the term xDSL to mean
all types of DSL connections.
Some DSL providers require that the system is configured to obtain an IP
address through DHCP with an Ethernet card. Some DSL providers require
you to configure a PPPoE (Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet)
connection with an Ethernet card. Ask your DSL provider which method to
If you are required to use DHCP, refer to Section 18.2 Establishing an Ethernet Connection to configure your Ethernet card.
If you are required to use PPPoE, follow these steps:
Click the Devices tab.
Click the New button.
Select xDSL connection from the
Device Type list, and click
If your Ethernet card is in the hardware list, select
the Ethernet Device from the pulldown menu
from the page shown in Figure 18-8.
Otherwise, the Select Ethernet Adapter window
The installation program detects supported Ethernet devices and
prompts you to configure them. If you configured any Ethernet
devices during the installation, they are displayed in the
hardware list on the Hardware tab.
Figure 18-8. xDSL Settings
If the Select Ethernet Adapter window appears,
select the manufacturer and model of the Ethernet card. Select the
device name. If this is the system's first Ethernet card, select
eth0 as the device name; if this is the second
Ethernet card, select eth1 (and so on). The
Network Administration Tool also allows
you to configure the resources for the NIC. Click
Forward to continue.
Enter the Provider Name, Login
Name, and Password. If you have a
T-Online account, instead of entering a Login
Name and Password in the default
window, click the T-Online Account Setup
button and enter the required information. Click
Forward to continue.
On the Create DSL Connection page, click
After configuring the DSL connection, it appears in the device list as
shown in Figure 18-7.
Be sure to select =>
to save the changes.
After adding the xDSL connection, you can edit its configuration by
selecting the device from the device list and clicking
Edit. For example, when the device is added, it
is configured not to start at boot time by default. Edit its
configuration to modify this setting.
When the device is added, it is not activated immediately, as seen by
its Inactive status. To activate the device, select
it from the device list, and click the Activate
button. If the system is configured to activate the device when the
computer starts (the default), this step does not have to be performed