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

Brian McKee brian.mckee at gmail.com
Sat Dec 20 13:18:07 UTC 2008

On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 11:01 PM, Pete Clapham
<peteclapham at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>  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.

If you review the logs (/var/log/syslog) while or just after you plug
in the modem you should see how it's assigned.

You could probably use 'lsusb' or the hardware info program in System
-> Preferences too.

Once you have the device name, you can use 'screen /dev/USBdevname' or
minicom to talk to the modem directly with AT commands.


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