Easy way to configure wired connection

Asked by Pafic

Is there an easy way to configure wired connection?
I use DSL connection to the Internet and I have to grab something like rp-pppoe.rpm, go to console then install it and configure it.
It's too complex an uncomfortable.
Could you please include rp-pppoe into SoaS at least?

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Sebastian Dziallas (sdziallas) said :
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Hi,

I'm not sure whether there's a graphical way to configure a wired connection - maybe others here can provide more insight. I don't think that it should be a problem to include rp-pppoe in SoaS. I'll put it on our list to look into for the next release.

Thanks for the feedback!

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James Cameron (quozl) said :
#2

Sugar is not a general purpose distribution of Linux, and while Sugar
has recently added 3G modem support in the next version, there are many
other methods of connecting to the internet that have not been added
because there is little demand, and the cost of implementing support is
non-trivial.

PPPoE does seem well supported by Network Manager, which is a package on
the underlying Fedora distribution. You might be able to install
NetworkManager-gnome package and use the /usr/bin/nm-connection-editor
or /usr/bin/nm-applet. This may bring in a considerable number of
dependencies. The "DSL" tab in the connection editor is where PPPoE is
implemented.

Other network connections that are missing from Sugar graphical
configuration that are unlikely to be included are:

- PPTP,
- OpenVPN,
- dial-up serial modem,
- dial-up USB modem,
- SLIP,
- PLIP.

(If it came up, I would recommend against adding support for PPPoE and
these unusual network connection types to Sugar, since there is little
probability that the connection type will be widely deployed in future.
DSL services in first world are now usually deployed with a modem that
has full NAT capability with PPPoE or PPPoA built into the modem
firmware, and third world services that are being deployed tend to be
wireless based.)

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James Cameron
http://quozl.linux.org.au/

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