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Old 01-07-2005, 04:56 PM   #1
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Problems setting-up dialup modem


For reasons known only to U.S. Robotic their 5610B modem will only install itself on /dev/ttyS4 [COMM 5].

I recently install a copy of LibraNet 2.8.1 [Debian] on my multi-drive computer, and with the help of a "guru" on another forum I managed to get Libranet to "find" the dial-up modem.

On the first test run the modem connected for 5 seconds [I believe this 5 second interval is written into the kppp script] and then I got an error message.

"pppd daemon died unexpectedly"

This was with GNOME dialer, I tried Libranet's custom dialer and it connected for about 45 seconds. Error message this time was.

"alarm - connect script failed disconnected"

I suspect the problem is with the "AT string" BUT I don't know how to edit it to fix it.

Just to check, I fired up MDK 9.0 [different HD, same modem] and there was no problem connecting.
 
Old 01-07-2005, 06:06 PM   #2
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i guess you could do a search for your modem init strings on google. the defualt one in kppp works for my serial and pci winmodem. You need to find one your isp likes
 
Old 01-30-2005, 11:25 PM   #3
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Slow response -- Lots of things going on. Just want to let you know your responses are appreciated.

Revisited modem setup today [Jan 30th] and successfully setup the Libranet-ppp [on Win98SE/Mozilla browser right now so I can't check "exact" name].

This Libranet -ppp is like a "vitual version" of an external modem and takes a little thinking to follow the light sequence.

But, USR 5610B [internal] modem connects just fine.

Only problem is the "default version" of Mozilla that's part of installation package will not connect to any URLs !!!

Tomorrow I will attempt to install Firefox 0.9.3.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 02:03 PM   #4
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check your /etc/resolv.conf your isp's nameservers go there
 
Old 02-01-2005, 03:11 PM   #5
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Boow,

Actually, I went back to "square one".

Gave up on LibraNet-ppp and used Gnome-ppp. Now modem connects "no problem" and both Mozilla and Galeon are fully functional.
 
  


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