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Uber Geek

# 76802 7-Feb-2011 09:21
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I have been given a Presario M2000 laptop with Ubuntu 10.10 installed. Works fine on broadband but I need to set it up to use a dial-up connection.
I cant find any info on the dialup modem or where to set up a dialup account.
Any suggestions? 

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Ultimate Geek

  # 437294 9-Feb-2011 14:24
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Install gnome-ppp through Synaptic. Then click on 'Detect' on the Modem tab, see if it picks up your modem. If it doesn't report back here.

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Uber Geek

  # 437592 10-Feb-2011 07:34
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Thanks, away from computer for a few days. Will try when i get back and report.


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Uber Geek

  # 439689 15-Feb-2011 11:18
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Ok, have installed gnome-ppp and when I run detect it gives the following.....

Device = /dev/ttySHSFO
Type = Analog Modem
Speed = 460800
Phone Line = Tone

When I click the connect button i get "Connecting..." but nothing after that.

This is the log from the dial attempt....

--> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.60--> Cannot set information for serial port.--> Initializing modem.--> Sending: ATZATZOK--> Sending: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0OK--> Modem initialized.--> Please enter password (or empty password to stop):--> Sending: ATM1L3DT087305656--> Waiting for carrier.ATM1L3DT087305656  

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Ultimate Geek

  # 439824 15-Feb-2011 14:32
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Ultimate Geek

  # 439853 15-Feb-2011 15:27
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In my experience dial up modems are a PITA in Linux, partly because most modems tend to be winmodems. Valtam's link seems to relate to a 3G modem, which largely work out of the box in most distros.

peeyw, it appears that at least it is seeing your modem. I presume that you have entered your username and password correctly in gnome-ppp.

There is a description of 3 different ways to try and get dial up networking going here

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Uber Geek

  # 439856 15-Feb-2011 15:37

Dial-up - whats that?

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Ultimate Geek

  # 439862 15-Feb-2011 15:42
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A new type of pizza....duh!

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