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The only thing left is the speed of information being sent to you. The modem is fine. Your network is fine because it does download. The only possible cause is the ttyS0 or ttyS1 speed is not being set correctly. When you have connected check your serial port speed with (x is the port number (0-4)
#setserial -aG /dev/ttySx
It should say buad_rate 115200.
Because i am comfortable with Mandrake, can't use mandrake 9 cause of hardware compatiblity and i couldnt be bothered recompiling a new kernel.
Didn't stick with Xandros cause it doesn't have all the development packages i need (i couldn't even compile my 56k modem driver and i'm not bothered to download all those files)
Here is an update on my situation, i got my hands on Fedora 4 (i think fedora is not as good as what people have made it out to be, but thats my 2 cents) and anyway i still have the problem...serisouly don't know why, it is starting to piss me off now real bad...im trying to keep a smile on my face
After going on an 'install os spree' last night i decided to retry Mandriva....
So this morning i installed Mandriva and to my surprise my 33.6 k modem was working normally! at 33.6! i was then so excited that i installed my internal modem and tried connecting using kppp....it seemed to download fine at first, but then slowly went back to the 1.4kb/s i got, this made me depressed. I then tried connecting using my 33.6k modem using kppp and now i was downloading at 0.8kb/s when i was downloading at full speed before! This stumped me, but then i remembered that i used the built in ppp connector from mandriva, so i tried using that with my internal modem, but with no luck, i still got 1.4kbs, the good thing is, using the built in dialer gives me full speed on my 33.6k modem, now 33.6k is much better then 15k, but i still do really want 56k....
So in a nutshell my problem is fixed, but it isn't haha, i havbe full speed with my 33.6k but not with my 56k...could it be the dialer im using? could anyone point me to a kwvdial rpm maybe?
Your internal is not well supported by Linux. I think the answer is an external 56k modem. Most internal modems are winmodems or just the hardware. It's the drivers running on your CPU that do all the work. This gives them a slower throughput on any OS (including windoze). The drivers you have need to be updated. When you are doing a download do a "top" command and see where all your processor time is being used. Take note of CPU load in the header at the top. The topmost process is the one using the most CPU time.
Yeah i checked all that, the drivers i have for my internal are PURCHASED, drivers, not the free versions, the drivers don't even take 1% of my CPU processing power, so yeh i am stumped, i would get an external hardware modem (like my 33.6) but it is just way too expensive, i thought just buying these drivers wouldve been the cheaper alternative but obviously it wasn't. You wouldn't happen to know any cheap hardware modems? i have tried looking around, they are about $120+
Oh btw Michael thank you soooo much for your patience during all this i appreciate it alot Now i have this problem out of the way, i can start asking questions about my other problems hahaha
Disabling IPv6 didn't work for me either. I disabled it in ect/modprobe.conf, however another user said "The trick is IPV6 needs to be disabled in /etc/modprobe.conf.local NOT /etc/modprobe.conf". I have not tried that yet. Have you?