Dialup Modem Howto
This page is designed to help you set up the driver, and configure your dial-up connection over a modem. If you need information about modems, see Modems. If you need to buy a new modem, see the appropriate section at Discussion.
Some general discussion about this page as well as useful links can be found at Discussion.
Unfortunately Ubuntu does not configure modems during installation (there is some work in progress), but installs Wvdial and NetworkManager. It does not come with many of the controller-less / software modem drivers! So you may need a way to transfer data to your machine!
Identify the modem with the ScanModem tool or wvdialconf.
- Download, configure and install driver. If needed, it's often more economical to buy an easy one.
- Configure the dial-up connection to your provider.
Download / Detect and Configure / Install
You will need a way to transfer data to your machine! (e.g. floppies, USB memory sticks, discs, or a working ethernet connection, or another modem, lots of keyboard entries or temporary connection to the Internet).
You have to detect the modem, if not really detected. For this, you can use :
Now, choose one of the following options:
Setserial controller based / hardware modems should just work: use the information provided below to configure your connection to your ISP.
Configure Connection to Internet Service Provider
CableDialup ( how to use a cell phone and a USB cable to connect your pc to the internet).