Dialing Up with PPP

PPP stands for Point-to-Point Protocol. It is the protocol used for most dial-up Internet connections, and remains in wide use in numerous homes where broadband connectivity (DSL or cable) is not available. If you are among the many users connecting to the Internet through a dial-up modem, you need to know how PPP works in FreeBSD and how you can make it work with as little hassle as possible.

Gathering Necessary Information

After you have signed up with an ISP, you will need to get several pieces of information:

  • The communications port that your modem is on. If you have used your computer under Windows and know the COM port to which the modem is connected, the following FreeBSD devices correspond to the DOS COM ports: COM1: ...

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