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Old 01-27-2004, 02:51 PM   #1
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Wierd problem with external USR 56k modem not connecting


I'm getting ready to build a new system and picked up an external US Robotics 56K faxmodem. I've tested it in Win98 (a dual boot with my present system) And it works fine. I also have a Rockwell internal 56k pci installed. And that works fine also. Now if I just pon vonl (my dialup for the external) it dials out and connects fine. I also use gkdial (in Debiand woody) for my dialup and that's where the problem gets wierd. I use pppconfig to create the dialup connection vonl. And gkdial recognizes the connection. But when I click "connect" gkdial immidately says connection lost. But here's the wierd part. the modem goes along and connects anyway. And gkdial doesn't register it connected. I then have to close gkdial and open a terminal and issue poff vonl to disconnect.

Now I also have kppp installed but it only works as root. Now I start kppp from a terminal so I can see the dialogs. it goes fine until it connects and the kppp dialog says connecting with network but in the terminal it says unavailable ppp0 no such device. Now the kppp setup recognized the modem on ttyS0 and the internal modem is set (hardware set) at ttyS1. it queried the modem and initializes fine but I get that error and then kppp disconnects saying "connection timed out waiting for dialog box". I suspect this is all because I still have the internal modem installed. But want to test the connection with tthe software before I get the new box setup. Is there anything I might be missing or should change in my setup in regards to the internal modem?
 
Old 01-27-2004, 03:14 PM   #2
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How about trying to ¨uninstall¨ the internal modem but let the externel modem stay.
 
Old 01-27-2004, 03:19 PM   #3
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Well I know the modem works already and it's going to the new box and the internal is staying in the old box. Just wanted to see if there was a way around it. Or else just wait to get the new box up.
 
Old 01-28-2004, 10:00 AM   #4
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OK I took the internal out. No difference. When I invoke KPPP from a terminal it gives unable to connect to ppp0: No such device is available. But KPPP connects and shows the modem connected. But GKdial still doesn't recognize it. Probably because of the ppp0. Now when I do pon it shows connecting ppp---> /dev/ttyS0 (the external modem) I'm actually online now using it. Any ideas?
 
  


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