Dial up in Ubuntu 7.10 – Gutsy Gibbon

WOW ! ! Dial up is working in linux FOR me ! Well this might not be news for many , but yeah its a big one for me ! Without this i had been disconnected for more than one semester hols .
What did i do for making the dial-up work ??
Simple – Installed Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon ran wvdial – the gnome PPP dialer! it worked just out of the box ! All i had to know was to do was to add
my user name and password for the dial up connection ! sweet isn’t it ??
1. sudo wvdialconf
this generated a wvdial configuration file for connecting to net using ur modem

2. sudo gedit /etc/wvdial.conf
change the username, password and dial up number in that file of my ISP .2.png
3. sudo wvdial
it throws a lot of garbage and then finally obtains few DNS & IP addresses!

Then u can use firefox or any other application to connect to net ! thats all šŸ™‚

Now after this , i also installed a gnome application called PPP dialer , which is a GUI for wvdial.

Just a day has passed since i came back home . Already two big things happened ! Hope hols have lots more for me šŸ˜›

PS : the other thing is OGRE, which will be in another blog šŸ™‚

12 thoughts on “Dial up in Ubuntu 7.10 – Gutsy Gibbon

  1. i know the irritativity of dial-up in linux .. when i first installed linux ( in my 11th i think ) i had only dial-up at home and then i had no idea of anything .. then i gave up .. lol .. broadband adsl is quite easy to connect esp via ethernet cable .. if you know to configure adsl modems connected via usb cable plz post a how-to on that ..

  2. dude ! I know thats my standard password and almost everyone know it !But then its no more my standard password and the Dial up connection password is not that ! And Right now i have broadband connection šŸ˜›

  3. Well that’s great news.
    There was such a hue and cry when dial-up was virtually disabled in Edgy and Feisty that someone musta had a look at it re. Gutsy.
    This makes a world of difference because my Mum’s been stuck with Dapper and I couldn’t get her into something better.
    Shall give it a try ….external serial modem of course.
    Thank you.

  4. Thank you for your useful blog. I am in the middle of setting up a new laptop with Linux Ubuntu 7.01. I have Tiscali which use an ISDN Sagem modem.
    The only problem I have had is getting on the internet.
    I am shifting off Microsoft, at last we have a decent alternative.
    Thankyou again
    Alan North Wales United Kingdom

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