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Old 08-24-2002, 06:39 AM   #1
Xreagan
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Internet connection


I have finally installed Debian 3.0 and have it working. Except that I cannot get an internet connection.

My modem is on IRQ5 and COM 5, so I generated ttyS4 by ./MAKEDEV ttyS4

I can now access the modem and get it to connect to an ISP. However, I cannot get netscape to utilize that connection.

How can I get netscape to use that connection?

thank you;
dd
 
Old 08-24-2002, 08:22 AM   #2
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sounds to me like maybe it's dns

try an ip address instead of a name to see if that's what it is.

look at /etc/resolv.conf

if there are no valid nameservers, or ones you can reach then you need to correct that.

the other thing that comes to mind is firewall
 
Old 08-24-2002, 12:42 PM   #3
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Thank you, but this next question is even more inane..

What program am I supposed to run to do the dial-up....
WvDial, pon, or what?

Do I start it from User? I am using Debain 3.0

thank you
 
Old 08-25-2002, 12:41 AM   #4
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not sure on that distro

if you have wvdial then I would say use it.

if you need a gui then check what you have on it.

kppp, gnome-ppp, whatever


or you could make your own ppp scripts

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