Creating a DSL connection on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS

Dinesh Sonachalam
2 min readJan 5, 2019

This tutorial is going to show you how to set PPPoE connection in Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS using Terminal.

Using Terminal commands

Open up your terminal and type the following command to set your PPPoE connection.

nmcli con edit type pppoe con-name “YOUR_CONNECTION_NAME”

Now enter your DSL account and password provided by your ISP and save your settings in the following command.

set pppoe.username YOUR_DSL_ACCOUNT_USERNAME
set pppoe.password YOUR_DSL_ACCOUNT_PASSWORD

Then it will prompt asking Saving the connection with ‘autoconnect=yes’. That might result in immediate activation of the connection.
Do you still want to save? (yes/no). Type yes and quit.

Setting DSL connection in Terminal

Finally, select DSL connection from the network settings menu to establish the connection.

Choose DSL connection to connect