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Ubuntu For Non-Geeks, 3rd Edition by Rickford Grant

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Setting Up a Dial-Up Connection

Although much of the world is moving to high-speed Internet connections, many of you may still be using dial-up Internet connections, which means that you need to have a traditional dial-up modem to reach beyond your box to the outside world. In case you broadband surf-gods have forgotten, modems are those wonderful machines that whistle, chime, screech, and spit whenever you dial up your Internet provider. I suppose you could think of them as noisy telephones in need of a good burp.

The good news is that setting up your dial-up connection is a simple process that much resembles what I've covered thus far for other connection types. Now here comes the bad news—in the world of Linux, very few internal modems are supported. ...

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