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Old 08-29-2002, 09:30 AM   #1
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Modem Problems

I have just finished upgrading to RH 7.3. My problem is that I have a Multitech External Modem (MT5600zdx) installed which was working on RH 7.2 but now itīs unable to see the modem. I also have searched the net for drivers with no success.

I then tried to install a Ext US Robotics 56K Faxmodem which also gave me the same problems.

How can I make this modems work?

Thanking you for all your input

Tony Oliveira
Old 08-29-2002, 10:13 AM   #2
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Hi agoliveira,
First make sure you have the drivers for the modem to work. If you don't have the correct drivers makes it harder to determine the problem. Is there any other problem besides the modem not being detected? if so, what's (are) the other problem(s) you are having with it? errors? can you post the errors.

Good luck!
Old 08-29-2002, 10:45 AM   #3
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The modem I have is a serial modem my problem is that Iīm unable to find drivers for the modem. How come under RH 7.2 the modem is detected and under RH 7.3 I need drivers.

The errors I get when installing it says that itīs probing for a modem and then it says "No modem was found on your system"

Thanking you once again

Old 08-29-2002, 04:59 PM   #4
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any hardware modem dont needs any driver.
and it looks like that now PCI modems are more easily configurable in linux than external hardware modems.
Old 09-03-2002, 09:53 AM   #5
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modem not seen under RH7.3

I had to uninstall my RH7.3 and go back to RH7.2 and under RH7.2 the modem works but not in RH7.3 WHY?

Do I have to set it up manuelly to make it work?

Please HELP

Thanking everyone for there input

Old 09-05-2002, 05:51 AM   #6
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use wvdial in RHL 7.3:

1. Plug your modem and make sure that all cables are hooked.
2. Then run this command as root:

/usr/bin/wvdialconf /etc/wvdial.conf

(take note of the serail port number)

3. If you modem was detected, edit /etc/wvdial.conf and set the values for username, password and phone ( you need to remove the ; at the beginning of each line).

4. To dial out, run this:

wvdial will spit out the logs but it's also a good idea to check /var/log/messages:

tail -f /var/log/messages # run this while you are dialing out


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