Hoary Array 6 and modem connection

Bill Christiansen bill.christiansen at paradise.net.nz
Wed Mar 9 01:55:40 UTC 2005

I found gnome-ppp from the universe works better as a dial-up interface
than the Network Settings tool or the modem monitor, so I leave the
modem unconfigured in Network Settings and just run gnome-ppp when I
want to connect. The problem I had with the built in tool was it kept
trying to dial and reconnect me even when I didn't want to use the
modem. Another advantage of gnome-ppp is it lets you store a list of
phone numbers so you can easily choose a different number to dial which
is handy if you're traveling with a laptop and dialing in from different

On Tue, 2005-03-08 at 19:23 -0500, Robert Crosbie wrote:
> I tried installing Hoary Array 6 on a friends computer with a US
> Robotics 5610 modem (hardware modem).   It seems the install went fine
> except for the modem configuration.
> When I go to Network Settings, there is a 'Modem Connection' entry,
> but its says "The interface is not configured" underneath.  All the
> buttons except for Properties are grayed out.  If I select Properties,
> all options except for a check box "This device is configured" are
> grayed out.  If I enable this check box, I can now enter info such as
> phone number, username and password, but the "OK" button is grayed
> out! only the Cancel button works, so I loose all the settings.  Help
> is quite unhelpful and in fact doesn't seem to reflect the latest
> Network Settings dialog.
> The Modem Monitor applet behaves the same way.
> I was able to configure the modem using pppconfig and following the
> DialupModemHowto:
> http://www.ubuntulinux.org/wiki/DialupModemHowto
> Is there a way to get the gui Network Settings to recognize the modem?
> -- 
> Rob.

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