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 click
The Add new Device Type window
The left pane lists each of the possible connections. Choose
Modem connection and click the Forward button.
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
Baud Rate — Select the speed of
your modem. This list is in bytes: a 56.6K modem is listed as
Flow Control — Select Hardware if your modem is a hardware device
installed on your system.
When finished making your selections, click the Forward button.
The next screen requires information about your ISP. For users
in the United States, type the correct information in each
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
Login Name — Enter the login your
ISP has given you.
Password — Enter the password for
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
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
from the Network Configuration main
toolbar, then exit the application. If your connection does not
work, click the Edit button to change the
To access your connection later, select (the main menu on the panel) =>
=> . The Network
Configuration window opens. Select the appropriate connection
and click Activate.