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Old 08-28-2003, 07:28 AM   #1
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modem trouble

I have a dell inspiron 8500 with the next modem:PCTEL 2304WT V.92 MDC Modem

but I can't get it to work, i have red hat linux 9 on my laptop.
the comp says that the modem is active but when I want to go on the web it can't find anything. when I installed linux it said that the modem was not compatible or something like that.

Can you help me connectinng to the internet and please be precise in your explanation because I dont have much experience with linux.

Thanx in advance
Old 08-28-2003, 08:46 PM   #2
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Go to And type "PCTEL Modem Linux". You should be capable of reading the howto's on your own.
Old 08-28-2003, 11:32 PM   #3
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# Modem and connection troubleshooting
WinModems and Linux
Modem NHFs
Conexant/Rockwell modem HOWTO
The Unofficial PCTel Linux Driver page
I finaly got my PcTel hsp56 mr modem to work
Linux driver for Winmodems with Lucent Apollo (ISA) and Mars (PCI) chipsets
Lucent AMR modem listed as an Intel AC'97 - Smart Link Modems
The kppp Handbook
Dial-up Networking Configuration Using KDE's Kppp
Troubleshooting ISP Connection Problems

# Red Hat links
Red Hat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
Red Hat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Red Hat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Red Hat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
Configure X server:
Configure network:
Manage software:

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project


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