The broadband got connected when i was in office. So, I was not able to check out what the guy did to get it to work on windows. Did he do it through a CD or what ? What was the settings that he used ? How will I get it working on linux ? None of these queries answered.
Googled a bit on it. Found that it is a PPPOE modem connection. There are a few howtos in it , which talk about configuring the interface and modifying the routing tables manually. Scary stuff. Then they mention as an alternative the pppoeconf ...
so all you need to do is run the following command on a terminal window :
sudo pppoeconfand add the username and password when prompted, and just do 'ok' for everything else.