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Old 01-20-2004, 06:26 PM   #1
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Angry External Modem problems - newbie at the end of his rope!!!!!!!!

PIII 450 MHz
320 MB Ram
Red Hat 9.0 dual booted with WinXP
kernel version 2.4.20

I've been having numerous problems getting my new Red Hat install to dial-up. I have an internal modem, but after realizing that this was a "winmodem", I went out and got an external serial modem (Trendnet 56k V.90) and have been trying for over an hour to get online.

After connecting the modem, I started the computer and during boot-up Red Hat ran some kind of configuration tool and asked if I wanted to configure the detected modem, naturally I did.

Anyway, after the machine has booted, I ran Internet Configuration Wizard to setup my dial-up connection and it couldn't detect a modem. I ran wvdialconf (which gave me device is busy output). After this I thought that (for some reason) the modem was set to /dev/ttyS3 and I used the Internet Config Wizard to go ahead and set up a connection. I made this connection active. After this I ran wvdialconf again and I received the following output:

[root@localhost root]# wvdialconf create

Scanning your serial ports for a modem.
Port Scan<*1>: Scanning ttyS3 first, /dev/modem is a link to it.
Port Scan<*1>: S3
ttyS0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 -- OK
ttyS0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 Z -- OK
ttyS0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 -- OK
ttyS0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 -- OK
ttyS0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 -- OK
ttyS0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0 -- OK
ttyS0<*1>: Modem Identifier: ATI -- 57600
ttyS0<*1>: Speed 4800: AT -- OK
ttyS0<*1>: Speed 9600: AT -- OK
ttyS0<*1>: Speed 19200: AT -- OK
ttyS0<*1>: Speed 38400: AT -- OK
ttyS0<*1>: Speed 57600: AT -- OK
ttyS0<*1>: Speed 115200: AT -- OK
ttyS0<*1>: Max speed is 115200; that should be safe.
ttyS0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0 -- OK

Found a modem on /dev/ttyS0.
Modem configuration written to create.
ttyS0<Info>: Speed 115200; init "ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0"

My question(s) is, how do I change my PPP connection from /dev/ttyS3 to /dev/tty/S0? Is there a way, through Network Config Window, to delete the existing PPP connection and then run the wizard to create the correct connection? And finally, the dumb question, once I get my connection set up, how do I dial into it? Is there a way to create a shortcut to the connection?

Please respond like I am a complete idiot who needs all of the details possible, because I am and probably do.
Old 01-20-2004, 10:37 PM   #2
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i don't know my self, but i think i saw a how to on Its a good site and has tons of how to's. sorry i can't be of more help!


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