I'm trying to dial into my ISP using KPPP and everything seems to work until it gets dial-tone, I can hear the dial-tone, but for some reason the modem won't dial and it just sits there until I get that "your phone has been off the hook for too long" tone.
I'm running the following system:
Mandriva 2006.0 Limited Edition Free
with kernel 2.6.12-12mdk
on a genuine Intel i686 (P2-266mhz MMX)
(I realize the system is going to run slow because my distro prefers a minimal P3)
I have a Conexant HSF Winmodem PCI (Chipset 14f1:2016)
I've already installed the Linuxant HSF drivers appropriate to my distro and kernel.
Via KPPP I can access the modem at either /dev/modem/ or /dev/ttyHSF0/ . I've tried all of the ttys channels and the rest of the ttyHSF channels and only the two listed above work. /dev/ttys0/ will connect to the modem but the modem doesn't get past the ATZ command.
With the /dev/modem/ or /dev/ttyHSF0/ channels the modem completely initializes and access the phone line getting dial-tone, but once it gets there, the modem stops and never dials the number.
I am trying to access AOL via KPPP since they don't make a program for Linux and honestly I don't really want one. If the ISP is the reason I can't get the modem to dial, then please suggest some Dial-Up ISPs that are inexpensive and accessible to the Baltimore-area of Maryland, specifically Harford County.
Also, I am dialing the numbers in 10-digit form (123-456-7890) minus the hyphens. If I need to add a one to the begining (1+123-456-7890) then let me know or if I need to add any other telephone code. Please e-mail me at my personal e-mail and state that you are responding to my thread from this website in the subject line referencing yours and my SNs.
Thank You All