Re: dial-up modem usage
On Tue, 08 Nov 2011 19:16:12 -0500, Rob Owens wrote:
> I'm setting up a Debian system for a friend, and he uses a dial-up
> modem. It's been many years since I dealt with a modem, so I could use
> a few tips.
> I know that winmodems probably won't work, so I may have to swap it out
> for something in my old parts bin. What is used to control dialup these
> days? Does NetworkManager do it? 5 years ago I was using kppp on
Use the old good "wvdial" and you're done. It was working years ago and
still works as usual. There are also GUI front-ends for it (like kppp or
gnome-ppp) but manually editing the configuration file is something what
There is also ppp (pppconfig o gpppon tools) for this task.
> This system will have occasional access to wireless high speed internet,
> so I need a solution that allows for that as well.
I would go NetworkManager for wifi and wvdial for dial-up.