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I was wondering can I setup my linux computer (redhat 7.2) which has a external 56k USR modem hooked up to allow me to dial into it and get internet access? My linux computer is conected to my router which is connect to the internet with a cable modem. If yes can you provide step by step how to do this. I know this is a lot of work. I am giving 200 pts for your help.
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When you installed redhat you had the option to install KDE and in KDE the program kppp.

start X with KDE and run kppp (you should find it in the Internet submenu)

in KDE, in the device menu you set the device for the modem.
If you connected your modem to COM1, choose /dev/ttyS0
     COM2:  /dev/ttyS1
     COM3:     /dev/ttyS2
     COM4:     /dev/ttyS3

Then you should add an account: phone number, login.
You can set kppp so it will remember the password.

note: if you use another window manager you can may still run kppp from the command line (and eventually add it to the menu)

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You didn't answer my question or misunderstood me.
That's how you add an internet account, that's not what I want to do.

I want to be able to dial into my home computer from somewhere else. Once connected I get a PPP conection which will put me on the local network which will then enable me to connect to the internet through my local home network (which has a high speed connection). Thus giving me a free dialup account.

PS. You should never use Proposed answer unless you are 100% sure because it locks out other users from the question. You should just post a comment and then I can still give you the points by accepting your comment as an answer.


Thanks Onestar
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Sorry I didnt' understood your question.
Look at the Modem-HOWTO document. You'll find your wanted explination there.
looks for getty and its configuration.
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The two principle program involved are mgetty and pppd. They both have man pages plus check-out http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/PPP-HOWTO/index.html (chptr 28). The configuration files for mgetty are fairly well commented. '/etc/mgetty+sendfax/login.conf' is the file you will need to setup. (Note the AutoPPP line).

In the '/etc/ppp' directory you will need to setup the 'pap-secrets' or 'chap-secrets' file depending on what type of authentication you are going to use. ( I recommend pap).

Setting up internet access should probably wait until you get dial-in PPP access working. Try setting up a simple login connection first. That is use a terminal emulation program like hyperterminal (on MS) or minicom (on Linux) to log in. Once that is setup you can then move on to pppd to get an IP connection over the phone line.

Hope this gets you off on the right foot. Any questions you have just post'em here.
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