Dial-up access is a form of Internet access through which the client uses a modem connected to a computer and a telephone line to dial into an Internet service provider’s (ISP) node to establish a modem-to-modem link, which is then routed to the Internet.
Most ISPs provide dial-up connections supporting PPP because it is a fast and efficient protocol for using TCP/IP over serial lines. PPP is designed for two-way networking; TCP/IP provides the transport protocol for data.
PPP (Point to Point Protocol) uses several components on your system. The first is a daemon called pppd, which controls the use of PPP. The second is a driver called the high-level data link control (HDLC), which controls the flow of information between two machines. A third component of PPP is a routine called chat that dials the other end of the connection for you when you want it to.
Configuring a Dial-Up Connection in Ubuntu
Ubuntu includes some useful utilities to get your dial-up connection up and running.Here is the following ways you can connect to your dialup connection
1)Using your networking option in Ubuntu
3)using kppp (For Kubuntu)
4)using wvdialconf & wvdial
5)using pppconfig & pon/poff
first thing you need to make sure your modem drivers are installed or not.If you want more details about modem drivers in ubuntu and installation check here
Now we will see 3 ways how to configure dialup connection in ubuntu
Before configuring Dial-up connection you need to have the following information from your ISP
Configuring a Dial-Up Connection using Networking option
you can go to System—>Administration —>Networking
Once it open the application you should see the following screen
In the above screen select modem connection option and click on properties you should see the following screen
The first thing you will need to do is to enable the connection by ticking the Enable this connection box,now you need enter your ISP’s phone number as well as your username and password
Next, click on the modem tab to specify details about your modem and also configure the speaker volume. Most telephone systems use tone dialling nowadays, so make sure this is selected . I have selected the speaker volume on medium.
Now you need to click on options tab If you are using a laptop, then you will probably want to uncheck Set modem as default route to the Internet whilst you are on a LAN, otherwise you may struggle to see anything! Tick it when you are expecting to use your dial-up connection though, and Ubuntu will use this connection to get out onto the Internet.You need to select other two options checked.
Now You can use the Gnome Modem Monitor and Network Monitor panel if you want to stop, start and monitor modem connections.
Configuring a Dial-Up Connection using pppconfig
configure a connection using pppconfig, a command line utility to help you to configure specific dial-up connection settings.This is a command line based option to manage dialup connections.
Open a terminal from Applications > System Tools > Terminal and type
Now you should see the following screen here you need to select “Create Create a connection” select ok and press enter
Here you need to enter provider name and you can leave default one and in this example i am giving “comcast” select ok and press enter
Next screen you need to select “Dynamic Use dynamic DNS” select ok and press enter
You need to select Authentication method here i am selecting “chat :Use chat for login/password :Authentication” select ok and press enter
Select login prompt option leave default select ok and press enter
Select password prompt option leave default select ok and press enter
Enter the username given to you by your ISP in this example i am using “ruchiw” select ok and press enter
Enter the password given to you by your ISP in this example i am using “myfirstpassword” select ok and press enter
Enter the modem speed as “115200” select ok and press enter
Select method of dialing as “Tone” select ok and press enter
Enter the number to dial select ok and press enter
Choose your modem configuration method if you want to detect your modem automatically select yes otherwise select no in this example i am selecting no select ok and press enter
Select the modem port and i leave the default option select ok and press enter
Here is the complete details you have choosen for your provider connection in this example comcast
Finished the connection settings select ok and press enter
Select “Quit Exit this utility”
Exit the terminal window using the following command
Connecting to your ISP
Before you connect for the first time you need to add yourself to both the dip and dialout groups by using the commands
sudo adduser YOURNAMEHERE dip
sudo adduser YOURNAMEHERE dialout
# connect to the ISP configured as “comcast”
# disconnect the ISP configured as “comcast”
If you are trying to connect as default “provider” you need to use the following commands to connect and disconnect
You can check the last messages generated by these commands with
# shows the (status) messages generated by pon and poff
Configuring a Dial-Up Connection using gnome-ppp
GNOME PPP is an easy to use graphical dialup connection configuring and dialing tool with system tray icon support.It uses GNOME/GTK+ for its graphical interface and integrates well in GNOME desktop environment, but it can be used in other environments.
It also uses WvDial dialer as its backend, providing simple configuration via config files. You can also use plain wvdial if you don’t have X running.
Install gnome-ppp Ubuntu
sudo apt-get install gnome-ppp
This will complete the installation.
If you want to open the application go to Application—>Internet—>GNOME PPP
Once application opens you should see the following screen
In the above screen you need to click on setup to configure your settings you should see the following screen configre the modem settings
Next click on networking tab to configure network settings
Next click on options tab to configure general options
Once you have all the details enter the details you can see the following screen