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October 23rd, 2009, 01:47 PM
could anyone tell me how i could find the name of the port i'm using for my usr robotics USB modem?this is where i get hung up trying to get my modem connection set up.I have ubuntu 9.04

October 23rd, 2009, 03:31 PM
Here is a nice How-To with screenshots (http://www.debianadmin.com/setting-up-dial-up-connection-in-ubuntu.html) to set up a dial-up connection using the graphical user interface tools. It is from an earlier version of Ubuntu, but something like this should work for 9.04

The serial ports have device names like /dev/ttyS0, /dev/ttyS1 etc. If you want to set up serial communications using the command line, I think the wvdial (http://linux.die.net/man/1/wvdial) program is what you want. You need to specify the serial port and modem set-up parameters in the /etc/wvdial.conf file (http://linux.die.net/man/5/wvdial.conf). The wvdialconf program (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1298850) can help you create your /etc/wvdial.conf file by automatically detecting your modem. Try that.

October 23rd, 2009, 09:24 PM
ty dstew,my external modem isn't connected to a serial port.It's a USB connection.I'd just need a way to find out how to identify which USB connection it is.The modem set up method i'm using is ppp config

October 23rd, 2009, 10:20 PM
The command lsusb will show a list of USB devices.

October 23rd, 2009, 10:26 PM
ttyACMO. Pretty sure that's an "oh", not a zero. (?)

October 23rd, 2009, 10:46 PM