[ubuntu-uk] dial up connection?
ammonius.grammaticus at gmx.co.uk
Sun May 17 22:57:55 BST 2009
Sean Miller wrote:
> I suggested a solution, which is to get a router.
> I am afraid that trying to get things like Alcatel Speedtouch modems
> etc. working takes more time than it's worth
Faran >>> I tend to agree with Sean -- getting dial up working is a
pain. I've done it a couple of times, and it's often a drag. Prompted
by your post, I just tried to set it up on a fresh install of 9.04 (no,
I didn't do the install specially for this test!).
Here's my notes about how to do it. In theory. (Trouble is, it's not
working. Modem isn't being detected, and this is on a machine where I
had dialup working under 8.04. Rats!).
Check for modem:
sudo lshw | grep -i modem
(You may need to get some stuff using another computer with internet
Is it an HSF modem - if so, you'll need the driver. Using 9.04? First,
you need to get and install the alsa-driver:
(unzip, and double-click the .deb to install. May take a VERY long time
- be patient!)
then get and install the hsf driver:
Restart the system
Run wvdialconf. It should detect your modem and create a default
wvdial.conf (in /etc/wvdial.conf). Edit this file to add the phone
number, username and password for your ISP. Then run wvdial to connect.
Once you're connected you can install gnome-ppp for easier non-cli access:
sudo aptitude install gnome-ppp
(The app should appear in Applications/Internet)
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