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Old 03-01-2004, 09:54 PM   #1
Jjurk
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cannot establish a connection to my internet


well i feel like a noob for actually posting on a site, but i cant seem to get my question anwsered. I am trying to set up a dial up connection through redhat linux 9.0 and my problem is getting from the network configuration to an actual connection. i have a connection set up, but i cant access it. Also i messed up my partitioning so i lost everything on the other hard drive, any help would be great-email me at calisportsguy@netscape.net
 
Old 03-02-2004, 05:09 AM   #2
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could you be more specific? do you have networking working?
try
Code:
$ ping -c 5 your.ip.address.here
$ ping -c 5 your_box_name_here
$ ping -c 5 another.local.computer.ip
$ ping -c 5 local_box_name
$ ping -c 5 online.ip.address.here
$ ping -c 5 www.linux.org (or http://www.linux.org, can't recall)
tell us where you had problems.
Oh, and welcome to Linuxquestions!

rock on.
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Old 03-02-2004, 08:31 PM   #3
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My last post confused some people i think, so here goes again. Im not sure exactly what I am doing wrong i went into the network configuration tool and set all of that and i activated my modem, then i dont know what i am supposed to do. Right now i have nothing working. once again thanks to anyone who can help
 
Old 03-03-2004, 04:52 AM   #4
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umm... ok, so you set up your ip address and box name. You activated your modem. An important question is can you do the ping steps I mentioned in last post? it helps to work out where the possible problems are.

Let me see if I can guess your problem: you start your computer. dial. you open up a browser and go: "Uh OH!" you need to set up your browser to connect with the internet.

Like I said, please do the ping tests from your console/commandline.
it will make it easier to see which network layer you're having problems with.

if you can do them all, the problem is with the browser.

oh: and do you have a win-modem? these pieces of crap hardware will take some working with in linux. Check your modem.

titanium_geek

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Old 03-03-2004, 05:03 AM   #5
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Umm... or is the problem how to dial?
heres some info I found in a linux book:
1. click the red hat - System Tools -> Internet Configuration Wizard. select Modem this is how you configure your system. You have done this, I assume from your post.

2. red hat - System Tools -> Network Device Controll. select the connection you set up in step 1. click Activate to connect.

hope this helps

titanium_geek

PS please be more specific! don't worry, we'll soon fix this.

Last edited by titanium_geek; 03-03-2004 at 05:04 AM.
 
Old 03-04-2004, 12:21 AM   #6
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The problem is dialing, is my win modem the problem? i have activated the device but i dont know how to get from there to dialing, thanks for stayin with me on this. oh, and can i get a quick rundown on how to do those ping steps? thanks alot titanium_geek
 
Old 03-04-2004, 12:44 AM   #7
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Hi Jjurk. I have a winmodem too. An Intel HAM modem and had a hard time getting it to work with Mandrake.

I read that you've got your modem connected. It means that you have installed the drivers and everything should be working right?

Let me ask you: Do you have kppp for connecting to Internet? If not, install it!

For me, kppp is more flexible than any other tool, for example it lets you extend the default time of 30 seconds for connecting to your ISP. And that was exactly my problem, I tried many times to connect, I hear the modem work but after 30 seconds I got kicked... so I "discovered" kppp and it let me extend the time and everything is OK now

Kpp is easy to understand and from there you can input your ISP number to dial. Kppp has other settings you can play with.

This is my only advice as I am a new Linux user still discovering new things...

Hope it helps

Salamandra
 
Old 03-05-2004, 04:49 AM   #8
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Ok: the ping steps: (this is for networking really, but it can help)
go to the command line and type
ping -c 5 192.102.0.1
(pings 5 pagages to that IP address)
and the others I've told you.

Have you checked your browser? In mozilla, go to edit - preferences to set up the browser. (not sure about the others.) The last 2 ping steps will tell us if you have actually connected or not, but try them in order.

However, if you have a winmodem, then you will have to fight hard to make it work with linux. What modem do you have? if it is a winmodem then there are probably threads on this forum and online that deal with this.

rock on.
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