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


System:
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 www.tldp.org. Its a good site and has tons of how to's. sorry i can't be of more help!
 
  


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