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Can someone please help me to connect to internet. This is all new for me and if some one can please guide through. I've got 56K modem and have got dialing number and username and password. But don't know how to connect to internet.
Hi Nancy, you first need to make sure that Ubuntu has recognized your modem, some modems seem not to be recognized under GNU/Linux. The easist way to see if the modem has been recognized is to setup an internet connection.
1.On the menu and click on Applications ---> System Tools ----> Network Tools
2. Add a new connection, and then chose to see what devices you can use to connect to the internet with.
3.Fill in the name, password, and dialing number and any rules that apply.
This should be able to fix it, that is if your modem is supported under Linux. Otherwise you can post up the modem name and model and I can maybe give you a site to download drivers at. I myself used to use a Conexant modem, and needed to download the drivers from a company that makes them. The modem is 56kbps but I can only use it upto 14.4kbps because the drivers aren't free. To use the full speed and fax capability I would have needed to purchase the driver to get a license,(not hard to find if you really look ) but I use a broadband connection now.
OK you've got a software modem there. Given that you say it's supported under Red Hat, a driver should be available, but you might need to build from source. First things first, could you open a console window and post the output of
here. We need to identify the chipset on the modem (Lucent / Agere, but they do a few different types).
I tried looking at his site already. Do you mean that I should install red had drivers. And if yes should i install red hat 7.0 becoz that is the latest one I've got. Sorry to ask you silly question how to open console window, it is just never used linux at home, I just used to use it in school. If you can plz help me.
No you do not need to install redhat drivers, under you systems there should be a System Administration and then Networking, that enables you to connect to a network. It is similar to Redhat because you use GNOME. And usually the modem is configured during installation so, this means you that your modem is not supported, and that you need to install a driver from Agere. This is done by:
I have configured my internet connection by going to system Administartion and I've been to all these links becoz i'm trying to look for drivers every where but i can actually get the right drivers. It is not recognising my modem that is the only problem. If someone has got "Agere Sytems PCI Soft Modem" drivers compatible with ubuntu please help me out. I reallly need someone's help.
hi, do anyone know if I can see my modem in device manager or lspci that means it is working properly. If yes, how to connect to internet afterwards. I have worked with the wizard system administration --> networking --> adding new connection. But still unable to connect to interent.
Hi Nancy lspci will only indicate that your modem is in the system but does not mean that it is propertly configured. You can try to see if Ubuntu can maybe use a generic driver for it. You can try this by doing the following command as a root. pppconfig. Follow the instructions and then just follow the onscreen instructions. If that fails then should take a look at the forum sites I posted for you. I saw that some people offered some .deb packages that might help. I have a connexant and I had to download the drivers from Linuxant to be able to compile a driver(/dev/ttySHCF0).
If you're using Debian GNU/Linux these are the right binary packages for you. Download from Germany or Canada and install them using dpkg -i . The syntax of the filename is ltmodem-KVERSION_LTVERSION_i386.deb where KVERSION is the version of the kernel the driver is matched to (as in the output of uname -r) and LTVERSION is the version of the driver.
Alternatively you could add one of the following two lines to your /etc/apt/sources.list and let apt-get do the rest for you: