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  1. I have a linux machine with an internal modem. The linux I’m using is Ubuntu and would like to know how to connect this machine to the internet. I am not on a network, just a single linux machine.
    I appreciate your reply.
    Thank you.

  2. George,
    An internal modem requires a Linux driver. The FIRST step towards finding a Linux driver is identifying the modem’s CHIPSET. I recommend visiting following url and download the scanModem tool which will help you to identifying the modem’s CHIPSET.

    More information is at

    Another option is use lspci command to identify the modem’s chipset. Once you know the chipset, you can download & install the driver. Next, just follow the instruction mentioned here to configure PPP dial out.

  3. Hi,

    I am able to dial out to my ISP, but I always have to type in the root password. I am on Ubuntu.

    Is there anyway to disable this?

  4. You can disable it via sudo command itself. Add something as follows, first type sudo:
    sudo visudo

    Next Append text:
    username localhost= NOPASSWD: wvdial

    To use type command:
    sudo wvdial

    It will not prompt for your password.

    Hope this helps!

  5. have a device call the MAGIC BEAMER i want configure it to access the net via dsl dialout user my laptop as a server.

  6. Hi,
    I have an application which sends some data to the COM port /dev/ttSy0.
    I want to get the data in the COM port which are send.

    Im not able to diplay the commands.
    Can anybody help , to get the command send as well receive at the com port. ( The device is not a modem) .

  7. i have external modem….end internal ethernet card how to configure internet in redhat 4
    i need procedure for that

  8. Hi,

    I am using a BSnl ut300r2u modem which is already configured., But i dont know how yo configure redhat linux to connect to that modem for accesing the internet.please let me know.

  9. Hi,
    I am using sidux. I am using MBrowse, my PC is dectctingit. When I am trying to open wvdial.conf it says no permission. I tried to access through root but the case is same. Please help me.

  10. Hi,
    This sudhakar .i am using fedora to configure modem in fedora 12 both gnome and terminal modes.
    can any one help for this problem.

    Thanking you,

  11. Can anyone tell me how to create a dialup, because i am unable to access my internet without Dialup in kali linux.

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