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Old 10-11-2003, 04:33 AM   #1
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connecting to internet, with redhat 8.0


hi!
i'm having trouble connecting to the internet with linux.. i used the GUI wizard for establishing the internet connection. and the modem is activated and everything.. i think..? but how do i actually connect? i mean, how do i dial to my isp?

i'm using a 56k dialup connection by the way.. maybe i need a driver for my modem? how do i know what modem it is? i'm not sure if its actually detected or not.

thanks..
 
Old 10-11-2003, 06:43 AM   #2
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Run 'kppp' and try to dial. If your modem is configured correctly (it looks it is) you should be online fast. If not, please write what does kpp tell you (the error messages you get).
 
Old 10-11-2003, 11:12 AM   #3
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hi again..
ahh kppp.. the dialer!
i did dial, but it appears that my modem is not properly configured. what should i do now? it says

kppp can not find:
/dev/modem

Please make sure you have setup your modem device properly and/or adjust the location of the modm device on the modem tav\b of the setup dialog.


when i was using windows .. i didn't even need to install a special driver.. i just used the generic one..

where can i find a generic driver for linux?
i do not know what make it is... but it's 56k..
anything?
 
Old 10-12-2003, 03:53 PM   #4
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What port is it connected to? Serial, USB?
 
Old 10-15-2003, 10:40 AM   #5
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how do you run 'kppp'.
 
Old 10-15-2003, 10:55 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Muze
how do you run 'kppp'.
Just type kppp in the terminal and that will open kppp program.

I have a similar problem to this one.
But i can't detect modem when i start internet configuration wizard.
But when i start kppp and setup modem to /dev/ttyS1 or /dev/modem, Hardware Control, and clikck on Connect I see that those little light on my external Conexant modem start to flash.
So i guess that that is o.k.
And in the pop-up window that apears when i click on Connect it says Modem Ready...
Initialising Modem (or something like that, my english isn't so good)

But when Initi**** Modem apears in the window it just stays that way.

It doesen't hang or anything it just stays that way.
And my modem dos not acitvate.
Or in other word it does not connect.

HELP!!!!

Last edited by killer_bunny; 10-15-2003 at 10:58 AM.
 
Old 10-15-2003, 04:03 PM   #7
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killer_bunny, which driver do you use for your modem?
 
Old 10-15-2003, 04:41 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by Mara
killer_bunny, which driver do you use for your modem?
I use generic drivers, at least i think I do.
I to am a newbe in the Linux.

But i looked for drivers for Conexant external modem but I can't find 'em.
I also have a Conexant internal modem on PCI Slot 3 and i have found drivers for him but, they whant me to pay them.

I found them on www.linuxant.org

One more time: HELP!
 
Old 10-15-2003, 04:50 PM   #9
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There's a free driver at linuxant.org, with limited speed. I don't find it a good idea, but it's better than nothing...
 
Old 10-15-2003, 05:03 PM   #10
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Yes i know...
But 14K is "little" low...

I have dual boot whit windowsXP so it is not souch a rush but i would like to make it work....
'couse I hate Win...

Anyway thanks mara for trying to help...
 
Old 10-16-2003, 12:40 AM   #11
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my modem connects via a serial port

i asked my boss about this problem.. and she said that she's been trying to figure it out since she first started with linux!!!
but then we connect through a LAN card at work so it's not that crucial.. but i would like to use it at home too..
i just thought that why would something so easy, be so hard for me!!!

please explain !!
 
Old 10-16-2003, 04:45 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by killer_bunny
Yes i know...
But 14K is "little" low...
It may be a good idea to write an email to Conexant telling them that you're disappointed and so on. It sometimes helps (after 1000th mail - from differnet people - they usually start thinking ).
 
Old 10-16-2003, 04:53 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by neon
my modem connects via a serial port

i asked my boss about this problem.. and she said that she's been trying to figure it out since she first started with linux!!!
but then we connect through a LAN card at work so it's not that crucial.. but i would like to use it at home too..
i just thought that why would something so easy, be so hard for me!!!

please explain !!
I run a kind of DSL (not exactly...), but it's connected to a serial port and is started just like a modem. Here's a part of my starting script
Code:
PPPD=/usr/sbin/pppd

route del default
$PPPD /dev/ttyS0 115200 modem defaultroute lock noauth user xxxxxxx
Where
115200 - connection speed
xxxxxxx - login name, tha same as in /etc/pppd/pap-secrets

/etc/pppd/pap-secrets format:
Code:
user * password

Last edited by Mara; 10-16-2003 at 05:44 PM.
 
  


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