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Old 05-18-2003, 06:51 PM   #1
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configuring my modem for dialup


Hey, i'm new to this RH9.0 and i haven't been able to set up my dialup service. Can anyone walk me through this, plus, is there anyway i can make sure my modem is setup correctly. I tried to just dial up any number and couldn't. Thank you all who can offer some badly needed help. Thanks again.

Todd
if you want to email me: tnolan06@mindspring.com
 
Old 05-18-2003, 09:36 PM   #2
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first of all is your modem installed correctly? do you have a dial tone and hear it trying to connect?
if not what kind of modem is it? you will have to find some drivers for it.
 
Old 05-18-2003, 09:52 PM   #3
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I am a complete newbie and I just went through the same thing. The easiest way I found was to use wvdialconf, which detects your modem's settings, and then edit the file /etc/wvdial.conf to add the info on what ISP you want to call, and then use wvdial to connect for you.
Hope this can help you somewhat.
Evan.
 
Old 05-18-2003, 10:01 PM   #4
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How can we help if we don't know what modem you have?

A pci hardware or external modem is easy. If it's a winmodem, you probably have to find a driver.

# Configuring a pci modem
To configure a pci modem, open an x terminal and su - to the root account:
Code:
[phil@fancypiper phil]$ su -
Password: 
[root@fancypiper root]# cat /proc/pci
Look for your modem in the returned list. Look for something similar to mine:
Code:
  Bus  2, device   2, function  0:
    Communication controller: PCI device 151f:0000 (TOPIC SEMICONDUCTOR Corp) (rev 0).
      IRQ 5.
      I/O at 0xc400 [0xc407].
With this info, I use the setserial command:
Code:
[root@fancypiper root]# setserial /dev/ttyS2 irq 5 port 0xc400 uart 16550a
Then I test the modem with the internet connection wizard and it works. I edit /etc/rc.d/rc.local and enter the setserial command:
Code:
[root@fancypiper root]# pico -w /etc/rc.d/rc.local
My file for an example
Code:
#!/bin/sh
# Redhat /etc/rc.d/rc.local file
# This script will be executed *after* all the other init scripts.
# You can put your own initialization stuff in here if you don't
# want to do the full Sys V style init stuff.

touch /var/lock/subsys/local
# configure modem
setserial /dev/ttyS2 irq 5 port 0xc400 uart 16550a
Now, it remains configured after a reboot.

# Modem and connection troubleshooting
Modem NHFs
Modem HOWTO
Conexant/Rockwell modem HOWTO
The kppp Handbook
Dial-up Networking Configuration Using KDE's Kppp
Troubleshooting ISP Connection Problems
Connecting to AOL with Linux
 
Old 05-19-2003, 09:19 AM   #5
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Hey guys, thanks for all the replies, but i think i found the problem. I reinstalled RH and i found out that i have a winmodem. Can anyone help me set it up? From my readings, i hear it's not the best thing in the world for linux os. Thanks for all your help guys. Todd

tnolan06@mindspring.com if you'd like to email me
 
Old 05-19-2003, 09:25 AM   #6
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You still haven't given us the specific modem you are using, so it is hard to help without information.

Is it a Conexant/Rockwell?

Conexant/Rockwell modem HOWTO
 
Old 05-19-2003, 05:51 PM   #7
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It is a Lucent Techn.'s WinModem. Sorry about that, i had a brain fart.

Todd
 
Old 05-19-2003, 05:58 PM   #8
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Option 1: Search mfg site for Linux driver.
-->Best: Option 2: Open case, pull non-hardware crap out of pci slot and buy a cheap external serial port modem. I find they connect better and have better d/l speeds than even internal pci hardware modems.
 
Old 05-19-2003, 07:04 PM   #9
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go to www.linmodems.org and download the lucent
driver.
 
  


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