Ubuntu doesn't have a graphical ADSL Setup

Bug #82794 reported by Fernando GNR on 2007-02-02
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #59491: should offer a way to configure pppoe. Edit Remove
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Bug Description

A lot of countries use ADSL connection.
Here, in Brazil, almost 80 % of people with (high)bandwidth use ADSL.

But Ubuntu just have a command line tool to configure ADLS connections(pppoeconf).

I saw a lot of people that doesn't start using Ubuntu(back to windows) because they couldn't configure Internet(even with (my) support). Pppoeconf is not easy to use for beginners, with a lot of strange questions, and in some computers it's seems to not work fine.

I don't know if somebody will listen to me, but this is the biggest cause of people here doesn't start using Ubuntu.

So please, add some thing that allows an easier way to configure ADSL. This is our major problem.

Onkar Shinde (onkarshinde) wrote :

Should be a wishlist.

unggnu (unggnu) wrote :

I am asking this since Breezy but without success. The only thing needed is xdialog and a PPPOE-Conf-Link under Internet menu so everyone can find it and needs no console to set it up like in Knoppix. Please fix this at least in Feisty+1.
The pppoe-conf configuration isn't hard. In Germany the only thing you have to change is the username and password. Everything else could be confirmed but a GUI (xdialog convert text messages to gui boxes) would make it more comfortable and easier to find in menu.
Best thing of course would be a NetworkManager plugin but a graphical pppoe-conf would do it anyway.

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