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Old 09-06-2005, 10:06 AM   #1
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Configure the Dial-up connection


Friends,

I am new to linux.
In windows I will configure the modem connection to connect the internet by going thru internet explorer's tools option menu.....
but in linux how can i connect to the ISP.....
Iam in Saudi Arabia....
Here We have just connect phone line to the modem.....then we have to dial the isp number.....thats all...it will connect to the internet....(I am talking about windows)
But in linux how can i do that?
please treat this as urgent.

thanks
sathyguy
 
Old 09-06-2005, 10:35 AM   #2
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hi there,
look out for "kppp" options somewhere in "start" type in linux ( which is at the left bottom ) probabaly you will find it in "internet" category ( in slackware at least )
now u have to make settings in kppp to connect to internet.
try it out.........otherwise we are here to help u.

regards
 
Old 09-06-2005, 08:59 PM   #3
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In /etc directory, look for ppp or sysconfig files relating to dialup connections.

You don't name your distro, so I will tell you where SuSE 9.3 puts that information. It's in /etc/sysconfig/network/providers/provider0. If you are using SuSE, edit that file to add your isp dialup number and your username and password (if required).

Other distros will have something similar in /etc, but not necessarily in the same location or filename.
 
Old 09-07-2005, 01:21 AM   #4
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sorry guys,
I forget to mention the distro....
it is "Redhat Linux AS 3.0"
Is it......Start-->system tools-->Internet configuration Wizard-->modem connection...
After that i dont know....Because i checked the above list in my office computer.
In my office computer i dont have modem....Today i will check it my home.....Once i succeeded i will inform you guys.....
If the above steps are wrong....please correct me....

Thanks
 
Old 09-07-2005, 02:08 AM   #5
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Hello there,
for dial up connection search for "kppp", it should be somewhere in start->internet......
right now i'm on slackware otherwise i would have given you the exact path.
regards
 
Old 09-07-2005, 01:53 PM   #6
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Well we know redhat doesn't install kde by default so no kppp. If he has a winmodem it may not even be supported by linux. I would suggest going to linmodems.org read over that sight. than give wvdial a try gnome-ppp is a good frontend for wvdial if your scared ofthe console.
 
Old 09-07-2005, 02:33 PM   #7
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I'll second Boow's opinion. Check to make sure your modem will work. I've been to hell and back trying to make a modem that is not supported work. This was on RH 9 and I used wvdial. I would suggest you make sure you do not have a win modem(which you probably do ) and if so then get a linux capapble modem and run through the gui setup.
 
Old 09-08-2005, 05:15 AM   #8
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Iam having usrobotics modem. which i purchased before 4 years. for my window2000 OS.
so if my modem is a winmodem. I cannot use it for RHEL 3?
Am i have to buy a new modem which will support for both windows and linux?
Or....if i install wvdial then my current modem will be detected?
what should i do now?
I have downloaded the wvdial and procedures. today evening i will install it in my pc and then i will give a try.....
till then can i get an answer for the above questions....?
Also,
Here in saudi arabia we used to connect our isp just by dialing the number 3660033
no need of username and password. Just we have to connect our telephone line to the modem then using the dialer we have dial the number without username and password.....

Thanks & Regards
Sathyguy

Last edited by sathyguy; 09-08-2005 at 05:18 AM.
 
Old 09-08-2005, 09:13 AM   #9
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I cannot say for sure if RHEL3 won't detect your modem. But if you pull out the modem and look at it, it may say win modem on it. Then you will know it's no good. I have not delt with modems for a while but it used to be that you could tell the difference because a true 'hardware' modem would be a larger circuit board. win modems offload a lot of the operations on to the OS(Windows) so they don't have as much stuff on them. This is why they don't work in Linux. Also hardware modems were typically ISA. The best thing to do is to use your windows OS to ID the modem and then see if it is Linux capable on the site that Boow suggested. If it is not then you will want a new one. I never heard of not having to provide a username and password to make a connection but I guess there you would just leave those blank in your dial up configuration.
 
  


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