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Old 12-18-2003, 04:02 PM   #1
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winmodem give BUSY and NO CARRIER

i have a conexant hcf modem and have finally after a long struggle managed to get it configured and responding Mandrake 9.1 however when I try to connect to my isp it nearly always gives the response BUSY, and on the occasion it does connect it give NO CARRIER. im sure the busy signal is something wrong at my end because I have never had any trouble connecting to my isp in windows 98. im very new to linux so any help on how I can get connected to the net would be much appreciated
Old 12-18-2003, 04:17 PM   #2
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just a suggestion: have you tried looking at the end of the file /var/log/messages to see if any error messages are being generated?

your modem should dial and connect:
ATDT123457(whatever your isp's number is)^M^M
-- got it

then start the authorisation process (something like below):

send (\d)
expect (ogin: )
46666 V42bis^M
-- got it
send (yourusername^M)
expect (word: )
-- got it
send (??????)
Serial connection established.
Using interface ppp0
Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/modem
Dec 19 10:43:14 panic /etc/hotplug/net.agent: assuming ppp0 is already up
Dec 19 10:43:18 panic kernel: PPP BSD Compression module registered
Dec 19 10:43:18 panic kernel: PPP Deflate Compression module registered
Dec 19 10:43:18 panic pppd[587]: local IP address
Dec 19 10:43:18 panic pppd[587]: remote IP address
Dec 19 10:43:18 panic pppd[587]: primary DNS address
Dec 19 10:43:18 panic pppd[587]: secondary DNS address

are you getting any error messages? eg "Request denied" or "Username: timeout" or anything else unusual?

Last edited by caid; 12-18-2003 at 04:18 PM.
Old 12-20-2003, 04:47 AM   #3
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there is nothing that stands out as being out of order in /var/log/messages execpt

clear mdkkdm[2256]: fatal IO error 32 (Broken pipe)

however being new to linux i have no idea if this is relevent to my situation.
the log from the modem as it trys to connect goes like this:


this is what almost always happens

however this has happened about twice out of many attemps:

CONNECT //with speed etc


its never got further than this


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