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Old 02-12-2006, 11:27 PM   #1
Chappy7777
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Need help connecting to 'Net


I posted a post w/this same title nearly a month ago when I was fooling around w/the Ubuntu Live CD. Well, I got the CDs from Ubuntu and managed to install Ubuntu this eve. What is the 1st thing a newbie wants to do, connect to the net. After an hour or so of looking around I finally shut Ubuntu down and came here to ask.

Can someone please tell me step by step how to connect to the net? I am using a hardware modem that connects fine w/Xandros, so it should be ok in Ubuntu. Where do I go in Ubuntu to find the dialup/connect via Modem file? I looked under Networks, and everything that looked at all related to what I wanted. I found a box that asked me who I was calling, the number, my User ID and password, etc. I am sure that I was real close. My ISP has static IP and domain. In Windows and Xandros connecting to the net is ez. I am sure it is me, nit Ubuntu that is the problem.

So, please, someone walk me thru this. Starting w/where I find what I need. Do I let the modem detect it's tty/dev thingie. (I already said I am a newbie, so go ahead and laugh. I'll get there eventually!)

Thnx in advance to those who help me w/this. I appreciate it. I have gotten alot of help from this forum so I know you guys will come thru.

God bless and take care,
Chappy
 
Old 02-12-2006, 11:38 PM   #2
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I think it should be something called gnome-ppp. Should be a gui that you can use. Sorry, I upgraded from Dialup a long time ago...

If you have your CD, try sudo apt-get install gnome-ppp
 
Old 02-13-2006, 12:41 AM   #3
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networking

Ok,please note, I'm only slightly past newbie, never really used ubuntu much, and never used dial-up w/ linux, but I did have the ubuntu live cd for a while and it took me a little while to find the thing n the gui that said "networking on/off" and it was set to off before.
 
Old 02-13-2006, 12:00 PM   #4
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Thnx alot guys. That gives me something to look for. I will give this a try and report back as to how I do. As to the dialup, believe me; if I had a choice here in the sticks, I would not be on dialup. But it is our only choice other than satellite,
which is way out of my price range, and comes w/it's own hassles.
 
Old 02-13-2006, 12:18 PM   #5
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The sticks

I don't know how you people live! How can people outside fairly major citys survive? No broadband! I'm sure the store is at least 2 miles awa isn't it!? Ann Arbor's no metropolis but when I look out my window there (gasp) people out there. I'm even gettin bored here lookin to move downtown Detroit in a little over a year. (Just messin with don't take any offence.)
 
Old 02-13-2006, 02:29 PM   #6
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No offense taken. The answer to your question is we live like this because we have no choice. I live in a village of 600. It has it's charms. It has a lot of disadvantages in the era of technology we are in, ie: I can't use a cell phone from here either. Praise God on that one, LOL! But we also have little crime, smog, I have my own well, so I am drinking pure water from 200' down. They did put in electricity in the 50s. And obviously we have phones. The town 12 miles west of us has DSL. So does the town to our east, so... in a hi-speed world we have to live patiently. That is not all bad. Thnx for the help. Anymore ideas, anyone? Any "magic bullets"? LOL.
 
Old 02-13-2006, 05:57 PM   #7
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I tried everything suggested and no joy! I spent about an hour looking thru Ubuntu for anyplace that looked like it might relate to the 'net. I found nothing that helped. Where do I look to find an equivalent to MS' "Device Manager"? I want to look and see if Ubuntu found my modem. There is no reason to think it won't, since Xandros found it right away. I tried going to System/Admin/Networking, but every time I tried that it started, but never got anywhere. All I saw was a box on the taskbar saying "starting network", but it never got any further than that. Is there no place in Ubuntu where one can go and enter the name and phone # of ISP, my ID and password, set modem, and log onto the net? It can't be as hard as it seems. What is the magic password into Dialup Networking? Help!! Argggg.
 
Old 02-14-2006, 01:13 PM   #8
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Connect to net

I had much the same problems you are having with dial-up on Ubuntu Hoary

What i used was"sudo pppconfig" I filled out the configure file and then used "PON" from the command line to start and "POFF" from the command line to stop.

Hope this helps
 
  


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