[STICKY] Getting dial up to work on Zorin 9

[STICKY] Getting dial up to work on Zorin 9

Postby OldSchool40 » Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:25 am

In a couple of months, I'll probably be switching back to dial-up internet due to rising cable costs. Having fallen in love with linux, I've been trying to find out how to make dial up work with a Linux distro, since I only use Windows now for gaming on another tower. I tried other distros that had built in support for dial up like puppy linux, while I enjoyed the simple graphics and appreciate how much functionality is built into that distro and it's variants, I still wanted to make my main OS Zorin. After months of poking around I finally discovered how to resolve the dial up issue!

First get an external USB modem compatible with Linux-in my case it's a USRobotics USR5637

Then get gnome PPP, it's in the software center-or you can find it on the Think Penguin support page with the files it needs here: https://www.thinkpenguin.com/gnu-linux/penguin-56k-dial-modem-support-gnu-linux

Plug your modem in and go into terminal, type:

sudo adduser (your username) dialout

After that reboot your computer, go to gnome ppp, go to the setup menu and hit the 'detect' button. Once it finds your modem, go back to the start screen and enter your username, password, connection number etc and go from there! Hope this helps!
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Re: [STICKY] Getting dial up to work on Zorin 9

Postby Swarfendor437 » Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:36 pm

Hi, I do wish Zorin would take this on-board as other lightweight distros tend to have PPPoE present in the iso - as you cannot download it if you need dial-up! :(
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