By typing "man pppd" in a shell you will get the man page for the pppd daemon,
and if you scroll down the page you will come to a list of error numbers with
corresponding text. Here, I believe, is the entry for your "status 15"
15 The link was terminated because the peer is not responding to echo
Now I could google this for you but you won't learn anything and I have to go to
Also try running kppp from a shell. All kde aps can be run from a shell and you
will have messages print to the terminal while the program is starting up. You
may get a little more insight doing that.
By using the search words "pppd+peer is not responding" the below showed up as
third listing on the first page of of the google search results.
Authentication with PPP
.. If the peer does not support it, or if pppd can't find a CHAP secret for the
remote system in its chap-secrets file, it reverts to PAP. ...
x-087-2-ppp.authentication.html - 17k - Cached
Also have you tried running pppsetup? If you have then you should then try
logging in using ppp-on ( /usr/sbin/ppp-on ). This too will either get you
connected or give you error messages possible pointing to why you can not