Great, Thanks. The machine should be here in a week and I'll get it going with a networking GUI so that I can see if we're connecting at our fastest 28K or anywhere from, 26 to 12kIn Ubuntu
you can find in System => Administration => Networking, will let you set up the ppp connection in a graphical interface. You have to know your device name, ISP phone number, username and password to set it up.
Open Network Manager (System => Administration => Network)
Select the Connections tab.
Select Modem Connection
Choose Properties and fill out the fields.
Select the DNS tab.
Click add, enter your DNS address.
You can also use the Gnome Modem Monitor and Network Monitor panel applets if you want to stop, start and monitor modem connections without opening the Networking GUI every time.