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Old 09-06-2008, 11:02 AM   #1
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Question dial up modem not connecting. need help

well i installed ubuntu 8.04.1 desktop version and am trying right from the morning to connect to the net but its no use. my modem id a asdl model and i think it does not store the password and username as i have to initiate a connection everytime. i was suggested to use the pppoe command but it didnt work as such. i have used the ppp config command and followed the steps as instructed in one of the websites ubuntu geek. it is not working as well. whenever i use the pon command it fails and yes i use the username after pon command. i downloaded the scanModem and had a scan but it failed to identify the modem, the details i cannot put because firstly i didnot understand and secondly because windows xp cannot read it.
i tried almost everything but finally failed.
honestly i am not a software developer or something but dared to use linux. i really hope i get a bit of a help.
p.s. i tried to do it from the app too but first a new connection cannot be created and secondly whenever i close the networking window the check against the connection against phone option gets unchecked automatically.
theres one more problem i tried to install gnome ppp by giving the command sudo apt-get install gnome -ppp but the system replied that it failed to find such a file.
so anyone plz tell me what to do next. anyway i am tired from restarting my pc to jump from ubuntu to windows and forth.
Old 09-06-2008, 11:22 AM   #2
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1. You do not need a driver module for most adsl modems.

2. Hardware specs?

3. If you configure it as a router, then it will start with your boot. If you use pppoe (pppoeconf, etc), then it will start during boot (default settings).

#sudo pppoeconf

If it is the BSNL one, then use the ethernet part alone (no need of the usb cable)

Last edited by amani; 09-06-2008 at 11:24 AM.
Old 09-06-2008, 06:01 PM   #3
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As you seem to be having problems (as per your personal mail),

see ---> articles -->newbie for a tutorial.

Also post the output of

#sudo ifconfig -a

(for your ethernet card)

You just need to do the connections (no usb cables) and once the 'link' light is on


#sudo pppoeconf

and follow the instructions

Note: you will be using dynamic IP will be automatic


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