A dial-up connection requires your computer's modem to dial a
phone number that connects to your Internet Service Provider
(ISP). Your computer may have a modem built in, or you may have
to use a modem card if your system is a laptop.
From the (the main menu on the
panel) menu, choose
A window opens requesting your root password. Enter it and
The Add new Device Type window opens.
The left pane lists each of the possible connections. Choose
Modem connection and click the
Red Hat Enterprise Linux probes for a working modem installed on your
computer. If it does not find one, make sure that you have a
hardware modem, and that it is installed correctly.
The next screen contains three drop-down boxes.
Modem Device — This menu
lists all modems installed on your system. Select the
correct modem for this connection.
Baud Rate — Select the speed
of your modem. This list is in bytes: a 56.6K modem is
listed as 56700.
Flow Control — Select
Hardware if your modem is a
hardware device installed on your system.
When finished making your selections, click the
The next screen requires information about your ISP. For
users in the United States, type the correct information in
Prefix — Enter any prefix
necessary to reach your access number. This might be
"1" if the call is long distance, or
"9" to reach an outside line.
Area Code — Enter the area
code of your access number, if necessary.
Phone Number — Enter the
access number for your ISP. Do not enter
"dashes" in the number.
Provider Name — Enter the
name of your ISP.
Login Name — Enter the login
your ISP has given you.
Password — Enter the password
for your account.
Finally, click the Forward button.
On the next screen, select whether your system must
automatically obtain your IP address settings or whether
your system must use the same IP address every time you
connect. To use the same address every time, enter the
address your ISP gave you into the Manual IP
Address Settings fields. Click the
Forward button to continue.
The final screen is a summary of the values you have
entered. Review them to be sure that all settings are
correct. Click the Apply button to
create your new connection.
The Network Configuration screen
appears, showing your new connection along with a list of
all other connections on your machine.
Test your new connection by clicking the
Activate button. If your connection
works, go to =>
Network Configuration main
toolbar, then exit the application. If your connection does
not work, click the Edit button to
change the settings.
To access your connection later, select (the main menu on the
. The Network
Configuration window opens. Select the
appropriate connection and click Activate.