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as i am a newbie ,i tried to connect to the net using debian 2.4.27-2-386 n smart ax MT882 as my modem connected to usb port .but the kppp dial up service cant locate the modem n says modem is busy.
On kppp there are about 9 USB modem presettings you can choose from. I don't know which one (if any) you are setup to use. Can you post back here the results of configure/device/modem device. Then once you are sure you have that configured properly (and it may be a case of pure trial and error), go to the next tab (modem) and click query modem which is a good diagnostic. Once you have this info, then post back.