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Old 08-28-2004, 08:22 AM   #1
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external modem problem


i have a weired problem with my external modem. i run many diffrent disstros. never had a problem till lately. i can connect to the internet but get no bytes in or out but if i use a live cd i can get it to work fine but if i go back and try from the hard drive no go.i have tryed 2 diffrent external modems with the same effect does any one have a clue were i should start to look to solve this problem or has this happened to someone before.
 
Old 08-28-2004, 08:39 AM   #2
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hi

pl. specify which distro which software u r using
also whe u r connected in u r connected to the internet
run"ifconfig"
and see if u get a public ip adress

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Old 08-28-2004, 08:50 AM   #3
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i am running suse9.1 ,fc2,knoppix3.3,winxp the modem is hawking pn5614xp 56k external
 
Old 08-28-2004, 08:54 AM   #4
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HI

pl. specify which distros work for u and which do not???

also are u getting a public ip address??

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Old 08-28-2004, 10:04 AM   #5
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yes i am getting a public addy the modem works with suse9.1 and linspire but will not work with fedora core2 or knoppix3.3 but does work with the knoppix 3.3 live cd
 
Old 08-29-2004, 12:48 AM   #6
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hi

for more debugging info , u can this
to see whats going behind the scenes
u can add up the line

*.* /dev/tty12

to ur /etc/syslog.conf

and restart syslog service
and u can view all the errors and output being generated on the tty12 by
ctrl+alt+F12 at the same time

see if u get any termination signals from the other side.....
and u r getting public adress in fedora also, right??

try pinging ur internet server or any internet site

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gaurav
 
  


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