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How to set up a Dial-Up connection [Ubuntu and Mint]
« on: April 11, 2010, 01:19:08 am »
To set up a Dial-Up connection:
If you have a working internet connection, install gnome-ppp from the synaptic package manager.
once installed go to:
Menu -> Internet -> GNOME PPP
or
open a terminal and type:
Code: [Select]
gnome-ppp
And enter your dial-up details.

If you don't have the correct permissions to use gnome-ppp... open a terminal and enter:
Code: [Select]
sudo adduser YOURUSERNAME dip
sudo adduser YOURUSERNAME dialout
[make sure you replace YOURUSERNAME with your Linux login name]

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If you NEED to set up dial-up, and you don't have a working internet connection so can't install gnome-ppp, follow these instructions:

1) Open a terminal and type:
Code: [Select]
sudo pppconfig
Select 'Create a connection'... fill in all the information and save... (remember what you put in the provider field, you will need this info later)

2) In a terminal type:
Code: [Select]
sudo adduser YOURUSERNAME dip
sudo adduser YOURUSERNAME dialout
sudo touch /etc/resolv.conf
sudo touch /etc/ppp/options
[make sure you replace YOURUSERNAME with your Linux login name]

3) Reboot.

4) In a  terminal type
Code: [Select]
pon YOURPROVIDERNAME
Replace YOURPROVIDERNAME with the provider name you entered in pppconfig... This should start the modem dialing.

5) Whilst connected to the net, open a terminal and type:
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gnome-ppp

6) To end the internet session, In a terminal type:
Code: [Select]
poff

:) from now on use - Menu -> Internet -> GNOME PPP to connect :)
« Last Edit: April 11, 2010, 01:50:52 am by Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) »
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