How do I dial using external modem

Pete Clapham peteclapham at
Fri Dec 19 03:31:13 UTC 2008

Yes.  I was able to get it to work in Xandros, but there doesn't appear to be a way to dial the modem in Ubuntu.  I am assuming that either I need to insert an ATDT command in some on-line command or that I need to mount a USB modem.  Grateful for any insight you may have.

--- On Fri, 12/19/08, Brendan <igeek947 at> wrote:

From: Brendan <igeek947 at>
Subject: Re: How do I dial using external modem
To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions" <ubuntu-users at>
Date: Friday, December 19, 2008, 3:25 AM

Are you using dial up

On Thu, 2008-12-18 at 19:20 -0800, NoOp wrote:
> On 12/18/2008 07:07 PM, Pete Clapham wrote:
> > Hi, all --I have an eeePC, and I want to access the Internet using an
external modem.  I can go to "network" and configure the modem, but I
can't dial the ISP.  Can anybody tell me where the button is to
"dial"?   Alternatively, if dialing is automatic (doesn't seem
likely), wheredoes the external modem attach?  Do I need to do a mount to
/dev/modem?And if so, what am I mounting? Thanks.cheers,,pete 
> > 
> Don't know. But your question has nothing to do with the subject of
> thread "How do I dial using external modem". Perhaps if you
don't hijack
> someone else's thread and start a new one, someone will reply.

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