View Full Version : [ubuntu] Need better way to control dial up modem

February 22nd, 2010, 12:56 PM
After much work finding the bits and bobs to get my PCI controller based modem working in Ubuntu 9.10, I need a better way to start and stop it. Now it dials up when I reboot whether I want to be online or not. I can stop this, but it won't dial up again without a reboot.

I would love a way to push a button to get it to connect and disconnect, and blinking lights (like the green computer screens in WinXP) to tell me when I am communicating. Even better would be a way to set up multiple connections, again like in XP so I could use a variety of numbers and/or user names depending on where I am.

Someone else MUST have wanted this and written a program to do it. I hope.

Does anyone know of some software I can get that accomplishes this? :confused:


February 26th, 2010, 09:46 PM
did you try Gnome-ppp?? it configures to do as you asked for and as a complement you can use pppstatus. This last one will tell you all about the time, loads speeds down/up, and so forth.