Chapter 4. Setting up a connection with the dialogs

Setting up a connection with the dialog based setup is not too much more difficult than using the wizard.

You can reach the setup dialog the same way you did the wizard. Start KPPP from your K menu, where you will find its entry in the Internet as Internet Dialer.

The following dialog will appear:

The KPPP dialer startup screen

The KPPP dialer startup screen

It will probably not have any entries to begin with, and that's what we're about to do now.

Click the Configure button to open the KPPP Configuration dialog. On the Accounts tab select New... to begin setting up a new Internet connection.

This time, choose Manual Setup and you'll see the following Dialog appear:

The New Account Dialog

The New Account Dialog

The New Account dialog contains the following sections:

You normally won't need to fill in all these, although each of them is described in the following sections.

The Dial tab

The Accounts Dial tab

The Accounts Dial tab

The Dial tab has the following options:

Connection Name:

You must give the account a name. This can be anything you like, but if you have more than one account, each name must be unique.

Phone Number:

Specify the phone number to dial. You can use characters such as - to make the number more legible. If you concatenate a series of numbers separated by a colon (e.g. 1111111:2222222:3333333), KPPP will try these numbers one after the other whenever it receives a busy signal. You can use the Add button to add another number, Remove to remove a number from the list, and the up and down arrows to change the order of the list.


Choose the appropriate method of authentication that KPPP should use to log into the server. Check with your provider for more information. Use of PAP and CHAP are described in the chapter Chapter 7, PAP and CHAP.

Store password

Check this option if you want KPPP to remember your password between sessions.

Customize pppd arguments...

This will bring up the pppd arguments dialog. You can use this dialog to add any desired options that you want KPPP to hand to pppd. See the pppd man page for a list of available options, but unless you know exactly what you are doing, you should probably restrain yourself from tinkering with these.