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Old 03-01-2004, 12:47 PM   #1
mikescar
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not recognizing modem


i have a problem with linux (mandrake 9.2) not recognizing my modem. it is on a 3Com combined ethernet/modem card, and the ethernet card is recognized, but i can't get it to see the modem and set up my internet connection. what am i doing wrong?

many thanks,
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Old 03-01-2004, 02:57 PM   #2
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How are you trying to set up the modem?
 
Old 03-02-2004, 04:43 PM   #3
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setting up modem

ok, i had forgotten...the modem is separate from the ethernet card.

i don't know how the best way to set up the modem is, but i was trying to view it from the mandrake control center. i could get it to recognize that the modem is there, but it didn't offer any details and had it simply named "modem".

mike
 
Old 03-02-2004, 04:50 PM   #4
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There are a number of utilities that are used to setup the ppp dialing from withing linux. Mandrake I think uses wvdial.... so you should look up wvdialconf and try that. I have never used it, but I think you do something like 'wvdialconf <newconffilename>' and it will set up some configuration so you can use 'wvdial' to dial your modem.
 
Old 03-02-2004, 05:32 PM   #5
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With kde, you can use kppp. In the setup, try various serial ports to see if they work:
/dev/ttyS0 (which is COM1)
/dev/ttyS1 (COM2)
and so on.
Click the 'Query Modem' button to test the port. If there is a modem in the port, it will reply. If there is no modem there, or the modem is a Winmodem, you will get something like: 'Modem is busy'. See www.linmodems.org for help with winmodems.
 
  


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