FreeBSD and Broadband network connection

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Thu Jul 22 21:54:32 UTC 2010

Hi, Subburaj--

On Jul 22, 2010, at 10:36 AM, subbu 4u wrote:
>  My name is Subburaj from India, I bought a broadband internet connection and 
> tried to connect with Freebsd system, I edited the /etc/ppp/ppp.conf with my 
> username, password and i.p address that my ISP gave me but its not going 
> through.  I tried to troubleshoot with freebsd handbook and also with forums but 
> its not working but my internet connection is working with windows 7 systems.  
> The freeBSD were able to detect my ethernet card as vr0 and also my external 
> modem is working with freebsd but there is no connection when I ping.  Kindly 
> help.

It's quite possible that you've got PPPoE involved; in which case the FreeBSD docs have the answer:

Otherwise, a few more details about your config and what it looks like when working under Win7 would be helpful...


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