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Old 08-31-2007, 04:47 PM   #1
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Dial up networking


I've installed a new Kubuntu installation on my Dell Inspiron 1300 laptop and i'm trying to set up dial-up connection right now. I've found the right driver and installed it. The modem is now working properly (vwdialconf detects it, kppp detects it...).

Now the trouble for me begins. First, i tried to set up a connection to my ISP with kppp. I set up my account, wrote in all needed data (telephone number, and so on). As i clicked connect, kppp displayed that it is preparing my modem and then exited (crash?) in kppp's history there was no entries...

Next i tried vwdial. I configured the configuration file and tried out
. That's the result:
--> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.55
--> Initializing modem.
--> Sending: ATZ
--> Sending: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
--> Modem initialized.
--> Sending: ATDT0,088932330
--> Waiting for carrier.
wvdial stops here. After a while it tries to send ATDT command once again, but can not establish a connection (the telephone number has comma in it, because we have telephone central in the office - before dialing the actual phone number, 0 (zero) must be pressed).

Similar was pppconfig's behavior, it sent the ATDT command and then waited in eternity.

Please Help!! What am i doing wrong?? Please don't say it's hopeless, because i need this URGENTLY!

Last edited by zWaR; 09-01-2007 at 06:04 AM.
Old 09-01-2007, 10:09 AM   #2
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Are you sure the modem works? I would start by verifying this with a manual dial. Use minicom or Kermit to enter the dialing and configuration commands manually:
ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
If the commands are successful, you should get a prompt, possibly a 'login:' prompt. I don't remember the command to make the modem echo to the speaker, but that can be useful to hear dial tones, ring tones, etc. If you have an external modem, the LEDs can provide useful information.
I have a hard time interpreting the phone number you've entered. Are you in North America?

--- rod.


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