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Old 02-03-2004, 10:15 AM   #1
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Creating a dial-up connection in Red Hat 9




Greetings!

I have a dial-up connection under win2k. Whenever I have problems or questions re Linux, I use the windows connection. However, I find this to be very impractical, so I decided to create a dial-up connection in Red Hat 9. I am not interested in the technical details and will use the wizard it has. All I want is to know if a desktop icon will be created. If not where I will be able to find it.

Thanks!

 
Old 02-03-2004, 03:05 PM   #2
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If you get a connection set up with the wizard in the control center, you can simply type

ifup ppp0

to activate the connection, and ifdown ppp0 to close it.
You can create your own icon by entering those commands into the properties tab of the icon.
 
Old 02-03-2004, 07:52 PM   #3
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modems

Remember my friend that winmodems may not work or would not work at all with RH. Have you made the connection?
 
Old 02-04-2004, 08:36 AM   #4
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cucolin@, what do you mean by saying "winmodems may not work or would not work at all with RH"?

Kudzu does recognise the modem as Trust 56k external (it uses the serial port) and configures it fine as far as I can see.
I haven't tried creating the connection yet, since I had no idea what to do after creating it. I'll give it a try on Sunday.

Thanks!
 
Old 02-11-2004, 08:23 AM   #5
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Update: I tried to create the dial-up, but it didn't recognise the modem, although Kudzu configured it OK. I did a web search and found that the chipset of the modem is supported by Linux.
Any help/suggestions?
Do I have to configure the serial ports and/or pppd?
 
Old 02-13-2004, 11:57 AM   #6
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Not able to browse

I am a new user to linux and have got Red Hat 9 on my machine. I have set the modem up (its a Win Modem but i have manged somehow) and tried setting up the dial up connection.

Though it shows that the connection is active, it just doesnot let me browse the net.

Please give some advice/valuable suggestions. I need to get it up ASAP.

Thanks
A Newbie
 
  


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