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Connect to Internet Using Dial-up


I do not know if this subject has been covered in the Manual but, if not, I
have prepared a simple set of instructions to allow anyone to use a dial-up
internet account with Ubuntu.


*Dial-up Internet Access Using an External USB Modem with Ubuntu*

Install Gnome PPP (available in Synaptic Package Manager)

Access System > Administration > Users and Groups

Access Advanced Settings (enter password)

Open User Privileges Tab

Make sure EVERYTHING (especially “Connect to internet with a modem” plus
“Use modems”) is checked

Probably Ubuntu does not recognize an internal [Windows] modem. If that is
the case, you will need an external Linux-compatible modem. Plug in this
external (USB) modem which its manufacturer claims is Linux-compatible
[example: USRobotics USR Model 5637], open Gnome PPP, click on Setup, click
on Detect (Gnome PPP will then detect this external modem [or your internal
modem if it *is* in fact recognized by Ubuntu]), close the setup box, and
then enter your connection (login, password, local telephone number of ISP)


When connection is established, open browser

To end session and exit, close browser and Disconnect


On occasion I wish to use a dial-up internet connection; in addition, I know
that some Ubuntu users have no or only limited access to broadband internet

I hope that the above information is of some use.

If this information has been posted previously, I apologize for sending it.

Very truly yours,

Lawrence H. Bulk