dial up setup was "How do I dial using external modem"

squareyes squareyes at internode.on.net
Sat Dec 20 12:56:57 UTC 2008

Pete Clapham wrote:
> Thank you.  This seems closer to a solution than anything else I've 
> run into. 
> However, I don't think the "pon" is finding my modem.  Is there a way 
> to ping a modem
> or otherwise to ascertain where it is connected?  Again, the computer 
> is an eeePC, and
> the modem is an external USB modem.
> Thanks.
> cheers,
> pete
> --- On *Fri, 12/19/08, squareyes /<squareyes at internode.on.net>/* wrote:
>     From: squareyes <squareyes at internode.on.net>
>     Subject: dial up setup was "How do I dial using external modem"
>     To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions"
>     <ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
>     Date: Friday, December 19, 2008, 1:10 PM
>     Hi,
>     I use pppconfig to setup my dial up.
>     Open a terminal and type   sudo pppconfig    enter password and fill in.
>     Leave "provider" alone, and when finished  in terminal type   pon 
>     Type in terminal   poff to disconnect.
>     External usb modems I have tried are (usually) found at ttyACM0 
>     if modem isn't auto-detected and you need to set it manually.
>     Hope this helps.
>     Take Care
>     Winton
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Hi Pete,
First it's not considered good etiquette to "top post"
Plain text messages are acceptable, html is generally frowned on.
This modem must be a "Hardware" modem, win modems (modems running on 
software)will not work
Don't know if eeePC's are any different. I have a USRobotics usr 5637 
that works, plug it in and setup on ttyACM0.
During the pppconfig setup, where it cannot find your modem, you will 
need to select manual and put in
ttyACM0 that usually works for me If you put your ISP in the "Provider" 
line, you will need to type
pon  and "what you put in the provider line" If it wasn't changed  pon 
should work.
Hope this helps
Take Care

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