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Old 05-23-2005, 07:32 AM   #1
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Please help me establish an internect connection

Please help me make an dialup internet connection with Xandros 3 deluxe, and forgive me if this is a long post. I want to go through what appears on my screen when I try establish a connection, and hope someone will be able to point out where I have gone wrong. I haven't used Linux since Corel Linux and then Xandros v1, so I'm an almost complete newbie.

Firstly, there are now two modems in my desktop, both identified by Hardware Detection as winmodems. Xandros identifies the one which came with the machine as a Dynalink 56PMi with the submanufacturor as conexant. Xandros did not find a driver for this one when I first installed. After that I tried to use a D-Link external modem, again with no success, and have returned that to the shop.
I have just had installed a Netcomm InModem (IN5699_5). I thought it would be a hardware modem, but it is identified as an LT Winmodem, with Lucent as the submanufacturor. Xandros did find a driver for it, and so far as I know installed the driver successfully.
How can I be sure that the non working winmodem is excluded, or won't interfere?

Secondly, let me go through what happens when I try to create a connection account (p69 of the Xandros manual) and follow the Connection Wizard. When the Wizard window came up I selected Dialup Modem (ppp), and then clicked next. On the next page I selected All Users, then clicked next.
On the Winmodem driver set up window the Devices options are winmodem 000_02_08_0 or winmodem 000_02_09_0, with no indication which one I should choose. I left it at 000_02_08_0. The driver gave the options of None or Lucent winmodem, and I highlighted Lucent winmodem. I clicked on Load, and got a message saying operation successful. I then clicked next.
The Hardware Detection screen Number of Hardware detected:1 Standard 56kbps on Winmodem0, so I clicked on Next.
In the first Connection Settings screen I entered the ISP name, the phone number (without spaces) ,my user name, and my password; and clicked Next.
In the next Connection Settings screen I am asked whether the ISP instructs me to use DHCP. The ISP does not mention DHCP, but nothing I can do will clear the radio button. DHCP is selected whether I like it or not. I am also given the option of using the server provided gateway. The ISP does not mention that in their instructions, though they do give DNS Server numbers. So I left the X checked, and clicked next to be congratulated for having successfully configured my connection.
When I try to connect however the modem does emit dial tone sounds, a Connecting.. window appears, and then a connection failed error message appears.
The log shows
CONNECT 37333 V42bis
User Access Verification login:

The modem by the way is a V.92, so I wouldn't be happy about V42bis even if I
did get a connection. Oddly enough a little ticked globe has appeared on the
tray and tells me that there are no updates. So what am I doing wrong, and what do I have to do to get a connection?

I suspect that In fact I'm close to getting a connection, but can't make the last step.
Old 05-23-2005, 01:11 PM   #2
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Your best bet might be with an external modem, but you do seem to get connected, only failing at authentication with your ISP.

If you want, mail me at spamnot@<removethis> and I'll send you a howto that, IF your hardware is working and can get to this ISP, will assist you in finding out how to correctly authenticate with the dialup ISP, and get access to your account.

Can't guarantee that it WILL work for you, but it is very well written and detailed, and got me started with my external modem (a very old Mecer 33K model.)



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