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Old 07-09-2005, 12:15 PM   #16
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I did read the whole thread. The utility setserial does not work which is very strange.

Spend some time at http://www.linmodems.org/.
 
Old 07-09-2005, 01:28 PM   #17
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dude, perhaps you could restate in list form- your original thread is not exactly on the "classic prose" list.

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Old 07-10-2005, 01:06 AM   #18
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i did half way, anyway, i will again...

is it really that hard to understand?

here is my situation...in point form in prose lol

- I have two modems

- 1 modem is an internal 56k (which i am currently using) it is a Conexant HSF chipset modem, i got my drivers from www.linuxant.com which makes linux drivers for Conexant, this is installed correctly and i am currently using it now to connect to the internet

- The other modem is an external modem, not sure on the brand but it is definately a hardware modem, its speed is 33.6

- The problem is, these modems are downloading at less than even half there normal speed.

- The 56k modem downloads at 1.4-1.6 kb/s

- The 33.6k modem downloads at 0.4-0.7 kb/s

- The 33.6k modem worked fine in Xandros 3, i couldn't get the 56k to work because i needed kernel headers to compile the modem so i wasn't bothered to download them so i gave LE2005 another shot (due to problems before i gave up on LE05 for a while)

- Now both these modems work fine under XP

- I have so far tried disabling ipv6 and using the setserial command but none have worked

Well there you go, i think its harder to understand now haha well, guys i hope you can help me i don't wanna reinstall to make it work again, because if i remember, the 33.6 modem worked fine in LE05 when i installed it a couple times before.

Thanks in advanced
 
Old 07-10-2005, 03:34 AM   #19
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In your original question you said
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im using an internal conexant modem (with the full 56k driver)
Then you said
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i tried using my old 33.6k internal modem
You have said I never read it correctly (no offense taken).
In a later post I read
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33.6k external hardware modem which is autodetected by linux
I read the first OK but missed your later reply.
The external modem should indicate that it is not a problem with your drivers.
What does the setup string for your modem say?
 
Old 07-10-2005, 08:17 AM   #20
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hmm setup string...how do i determine that? are those the strings used to initiate a connection when dialing?
 
Old 07-10-2005, 08:31 AM   #21
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Yes. When you use your nework setup tool look at the ppp0 connection. It should have a setup string or initilise string there somewhere. Set to "atz" and see what happens.
For the moment stick with the external modem.

Last edited by Michael Johnson; 07-10-2005 at 08:33 AM.
 
Old 07-11-2005, 12:10 AM   #22
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I've already set the init string to ATZ

and the external modem is even slower...like i said, both the modems are effected, the external modem downloads at 0.4 - 0.7 kb/s

I tried reading up on different INIT strings before but none seemed to work, but i also really didnt have any idea what i was doing either haha
 
Old 07-11-2005, 12:21 AM   #23
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In your connection setup are you enabling compression for your modem. This is what speeds most thing up. I may have to research the commands you need. But try using you setup menu first.

edit
look at this site for help with modem commands.
http://www.modem.com/general/extendat.html

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Old 07-11-2005, 06:25 AM   #24
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yes i have tried enabling and disabling compression it has made no difference, what i just realised is, the modem commands wer no different to the ones when i had Xandros installed, and my modem ran fine in that distro (the external one anyway i didn't get to try the internal) so i do not think it has got to do with any modem commands.
 
Old 07-11-2005, 06:32 AM   #25
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Well time to scratch my head and keep thinking. It's not the modems. It not slow response from internet if microstuffed is faster. Try stopping "iptables' This should make no difference but I'm starting to clutch at straws.
as root
#/etc/init.d/iptables stop
I think that is the command.
 
Old 07-11-2005, 08:59 AM   #26
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[root@garry Downloads]# /etc/init.d/iptables stop
Resetting built-in chains to the default ACCEPT policy: [ OK ]



i got that? that what u wanted?

thanks for ur patience btw, i really appreciate it!!!
 
Old 07-11-2005, 09:14 AM   #27
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If it is still slow then we have to look at the application you are using. It could be the settings in it.
 
Old 07-11-2005, 12:16 PM   #28
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Hi,

Haven't actually read through the thread here (at work, not enough time) but see if this helps at all. It's from a old thread, the link to which I'll post afterwards, but here's the fix that the thread gives...

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Edit /etc/modprobe.conf and add the following:

alias net-pf-10 ipv4
install ipv4 /bin/true

Remove any other aliases that deal with net-pf-10 or ipv. I had none in there already, so all I had to do was add the lines.

Save it, reboot, and like magic everything will be better....hopefully....

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This completely fixed my slow connection on Mandrake 10, hopefully it'll do the same for you...

And the thread:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=204974

Hope this helps, though admittedly I have no idea if this pertains to dial-up or not...

Good luck!
 
Old 07-11-2005, 07:31 PM   #29
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I forgot to check your serial port speed. In the setup of internet connection make sure that the baud rate is to 115200.
 
Old 07-11-2005, 11:17 PM   #30
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yup its still slow...i tried using the wvdial app but i cant seem to set the configuration for it, i can't find the config file even though its told me where it is haha, and i tried compiling kwvdial but i need the qt libraries, and it takes way too logn to download @ 1.4 kb/s

As for your solution jeffreybluml i actually thought that was going to work, but unfortunately it hasnt...i ran into something like that, editing the modprobe.conf file but it didn't work, but i just have a feeling that it has something to do with it, thanks for the try anyway

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