I have installed RedHat 9 on my old computer and now I'm trying to get my internet connection to work using a Creative Modemblaster V92 Serial. The modem doesn't appear in the hardware browser, and when I use the internet configuration wizard to probe for modems it doesn't find anything.
However, I have manually configured a modem device (with the network configuration tool) and told it to look for the modem on the serial port (/dev/ttyS0). Then it works fine to connect and surf the internet for maybe a minute or two. But then the problem starts.
Suddenly the modem just stops to receive data. It stays online (no disconect) and the diod for sending data flashes occasionally, but it doesn't download anything. If I disconnect and the reconnect it works again for maybe another minute and then stops to receive data again.
Do any of you guys have a suggestion about what could be wrong with my connection and how to fix it? I am quite new to Linux, so anything that helps would be appreciated.
Please tell me if you need any other information about my system. Thanks a lot.