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Old 05-23-2004, 07:13 AM   #1
lakhil
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INTERNET on linux thru modem?


Hi Guys,
I have installed redhat linux 9.0 .Actually it is a dual boot -win xp & linux.I have a dail up connection(modem).How do i start the net in linux,How do i mount the modem,do i have to make changes in the network files etc..

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Old 05-23-2004, 07:35 AM   #2
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Try kppp to begin smoothly.
 
Old 05-23-2004, 07:36 AM   #3
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there are numerous ways...I prefer wvdial, since I don't use X always; it is configured easily with these steps:

touch /etc/wvdial.conf
wvdialconf /etc/wvdial.conf

then just edit /etc/wvdial.conf and add the phone number, user name etc. you use..after this, just run

wvdial &

and your net should start...ending it goes by

pkill wvdial

for example. if you haven't set up your DNS servers or anything, edit also

/etc/resolv.conf

and add there (if there already isn't) a line:

nameserver abc.def.ghi.jkl

where abc.def.ghi.jkl is the ip address of the DNS nameserver you use (you get this from your ISP)

another chance is to use some app like Kppp or any other "ppp" program, and use it's config to configure the needed things. wvdial is imo the simplest and fastest to set up and use
 
  


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