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  1. #1
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    Nov 2004
    Southeast British Columbia

    Ethernet card conflicts with dial-up modem

    I have an on-board VIA Rhine ethernet connection on my Ubuntu machine that connects to another PC in my house. This connection was detected and installed when I converted to Ubuntu.

    I connect to the internet using a serial dial-up modem, but every time I boot up, I have to "disable" the network connection to make the modem work as it should.

    It's as though the browser, email etc all want to use the network card, instead of the modem.

    Is there a way to make these 2 devices play nice?

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    Linux Newbie zdawg's Avatar
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    Jan 2004
    I used a small script similiar to this when I had 56K:

    #zdawgs script to stop/start eth0 and dialout
    ifconfig eth0 down && pon
    echo; echo "Down eth0... dialing..."
    echo "Press ENTER when dial ready."
    read ready
    ifconfig eth0 up
    exit 0
    I actually did it quite a few different ways as well. Linux you know ...
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