Now, a days most of end-users have a common question i.e., How to configure network connection for usb-modem, mobile phone and broadband etc.
Today, I will try to cover all different types of network setup in fedora 15.
First step for network configuration is to open Network Manager where you have to enter LAN and Service Provider's Info.
You can open Network Manager by:
1. Right click on the icon of two Computer -> Edit Connections
2. Left click on the icon of two Computer -> VPN Connections -> Configure VPN
Or Using command:
3. $ nm-connection-editor
Now, after this you can find a small window something like this:
I. Router/modem in bridge mode.
Most of the bsnl users, use this mode of network setup.
Before you start your network setup you must need two things:
1. username provided by bsnl.
2. password provided by bsnl.
Now, click on the DSL tab of Network Manager -> Add/Edit
Enter you username and password provided by bsnl, and service can be any name. (better to use service provider's name)
At the end don't forget to "Save" your changes.
II. Router/modem in pppoe mode.
This mode of network setup is mostly used in Corporate sectors and sometime people having dual boot System.
Now, click on the Wired tab of Network Manager -> Add/Edit
Here, the IP, Netmask and other information may not be the same for your case.
Note: All the information which are entered here are similar to the information entered in case of "Network Places -> LAN Connection" in Windows XP.
III. Internet Connection on PC using Mobile Phone.
Here, mobile phone works as a modem and mobile phone is connected to PC using a data cable.
Now, click on the Wireless tab of Network Manager -> Add/Edit
From "Any Device" drop down select your device and simply follow the steps.
Note: At the end must check if APN Name is corret.
IV. For usb-modem.
For bsnl and other dial-up usb-modem, same as "I. Router/modem in bridge mode."
For other, "III. For Mobile Phone."
1. At a time enable "Connect Automatically" for only one device.
2. There are other ways of network connection too available but all above steps are simple and less risky.