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Old 01-22-2002, 12:47 PM   #1
stevep119
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Smoothwall problem HELP


Well I have just installed the new version of smoothwall onto a 486 pentium 100 with 48mb of ram and 2gb HDD.

My smoothwall box has a green NIC and a RED internal modem.. I am able to ping local host and remote host.

I am able to connect to the box via my web browser but the only problem I have is that I am unable to dial up the internet...

When I attempt to connect to the internet smoothwall says


Current profile: freeserve
Dialing...

After a few seconds the screen flashes and then says

Current profile: freeserve
Modem idle

I dont no why it wont connect to the internet.. what am i doing wrong.. does the RED have to be a NIC connected to a cable modem or can the RED be an internal modem within the smoothwall box ???? I have read that smoothwall works with interanl modems but how ??????????????????

If u can help i would appreciate it..



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Old 01-22-2002, 03:34 PM   #2
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Hi there,

Are you sure your modem was recognised when you installed Smoothwall? If it's a winmodem (A lot of internal modems are) then it won't work. You will need to change the modem to one that is supported.

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Old 01-22-2002, 06:03 PM   #3
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Where can I find out

Well thanks for you advice. Do you know where i would find which modems are supported. I was just about 2 go out and buy an external modem.

The thing is when I boot up my smoothwall box it says plug and play modem ???

If u can help I would appreciate it

Thanks
 
Old 01-22-2002, 08:58 PM   #4
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Re: Where can I find out

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Originally posted by stevep119
Well thanks for you advice. Do you know where i would find which modems are supported. I was just about 2 go out and buy an external modem.

The thing is when I boot up my smoothwall box it says plug and play modem ???

If u can help I would appreciate it

Thanks
Well I have just been surfing the net to find out more info... I couldnt find the linmodem driver... I think im gonna have to buy a external modem.. do you have any advice on which to buy and how to set up... Do i need expensive cables etc. Will it plug sraight into my RED network card
 
Old 01-23-2002, 06:12 AM   #5
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i just bought a us robotics modem from c.city - on the box is says for windows/linux.

using rh 7.2 - turned machine off - placed modem in computer - turn machine on - modem is recognized - connect to internet - get another beer.
 
Old 01-23-2002, 08:25 AM   #6
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If I am right, then most external modems that connect to the computer with the serial port are hardware modems (i.e. not winmodems), but the USB ones may well be software (as I recently discovered). But with a 486, you're unlikely to be using USB, aren't you.
 
Old 01-23-2002, 09:08 AM   #7
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Do i need expensive cables etc. Will it plug sraight into my RED network card
I think you have got things mudled up a bit here The RED interface is the one connected to the net (In your case the Modem) so you shouldn't have a RED NIC at all! All you should have is a modem and a single NIC (GREEN).

If I haven't mis understood you then this is probably the cause of your problems!

-R4z0r
 
  


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