Dial Up Internet in Kubuntu

Lewis Futrell lfutrell at intrex.net
Tue May 10 14:10:41 UTC 2005

From: Stephen Garton [mailto:sheepeatingtaz at gmail.com] 
Sent: Monday, May 09, 2005 5:27 AM
To: kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
Subject: Dial Up Internet in Kubuntu


Hi There Everyone,

I'm fairly new to Linux, and very new to Kubuntu, and have an issue I hope
someone can help me with:
I am using a dial-up connection, with Tesco.net. I can setup the connection
with pppconfig fine, so pon/poff works. I would like to be able to see some
sort of indication of my transfer speed so when I use apt-get or K[insert
pagake manager name here, I forget what it is!] I check that it is infact
downloading the packages. I have read about a program called ModemLights
that works with pon/poff. Is this available via apt-get. I have tried
configuring kppp, but it refuses (an error with pppd, I don't understand
why). If anyone knows of a tutorial somewhere I can read to configure kppp
properly, that would be a suitable route for me!

Thanks in advance.

Steve Garton



There are a few things you can try with KPPP.  1st and foremost, check your
/etc/ppp/peers/kppp-options file.  Uncomment the noauth option.  The error
message you are getting is probably KPPP trying to authorize your internet
connection.  Most internet services, at least in the US, do not
authenticate.  A few other options that has helped me were the following


relpacedefaultroute - this will replace the default Ethernet internet route
with the dialup one.  This is especially handy if you are going to use
static name servers.


There is also a problem with /etc/resolv.conf getting overwritten after
about 2-5 minutes which kills any nameserver you are using for your ISP..
Search the forums and there is an answer to this little annoyance.

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