How do I dial using external modem

Brendan igeek947 at
Fri Dec 19 03:52:50 UTC 2008

I might be able to help with dialing the modem in Ubuntu go to System
\Administration\Networking then activate the modem if you have Ubuntu
8.10 then you won't be able to do that cause it doesn't have that
On Thu, 2008-12-18 at 19:31 -0800, Pete Clapham wrote:
> 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.   Thanks.   cheers, pete
> --- 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
>         this
>         > 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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