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Old 08-02-2003, 08:35 PM   #1
Joe_Astor
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Unhappy Mandrake 9.1 Vs. External 56K


Hi there.

I'm having trouble getting my Speedcom 56K modem to connect to the Internet in Mandrake 9.1.

I've set up my Connection details, username, password, domain, dns servers, etc etc...and everything seems fine.

When I click on connect the dialog window says:
Modem Ready
Dialing <ISP Number>
Verifying Username and Password
Logging Onto Network

Once it gets to Logging Onto Network, it just stays there for 20-30 seconds, then disconnects, and starts to dial all over again.

From what I can tell there isnt any reason why it should be doing that, and I've looked in the logs and it doesnt even say there is a problem.

I've had this modem going fine in previous Mandrake versions, but this one doesnt seem to like me or my setup very much heh.

Any and *cough* ALL *cough* help would be appreciated.
 
Old 08-02-2003, 11:34 PM   #2
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Lightbulb I'll try to help

When it errors out does it give you the option for 'Details'? If it does you should be able to turn on debugging and it will tell you what is wrong. When I get that it is usually a wrong password or login or your ISP, or your ISP's ISP, is having problem. I'm betting on the former rather than the later since I assume you used windoze to post this. If you can get the details from debugging above and post them here that will help.

 
Old 08-03-2003, 12:23 AM   #3
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There were no errors coming up in the debug window.
It just went through the above, dialing, connecting etc, then it diconnected and redialed just to do it again.

I checked my isp details and they were all correct, but theres stopping a proper connection.

When I tried to use pppd in console, and the same sort of thing happens, it dials, and handshakes ok, but after that the modem just stays connected, and I try to do anything, ping my nameservers, load a website in lynx, and it acts as if there is no connection.

This is a FRESH install of Mandrake 9.1, I added all my dialup details etc in the setup process and it seemed fine.

One thing I noticed at the end of the setup, when I chose the download updates option, it connected, said it was opening the Mandrake website, and then instantly went to the Install Complete, please remove discs...page.

I'm only really a beginner with Linux so I have NFI what the problem is heh.

I've managed to get ppp connections going from scratch before on other linux installs, but this one just stumps me.

I've even tried ./quickppp to set up a connection and the chatscripts and settings etc, that doesnt have any effect either.

Could it maybe be something to do with my modem? As I havent used Linux to connect to the net since I've had the external modem I have now.

??

*shrugs and starts throwing out random ideas*
 
Old 08-03-2003, 12:35 AM   #4
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Lightbulb Try this

I ran into this once before. I forgot at first till I reread your post. Go into setup and click the 'Device' tab. Make the 'modem timeout' 120 sec. You can just slide the slider over to the right. Also go to the 'Misc' tab and move the slider for 'pppd timeout' all the way to the right. You may also want to change the speed setting in the 'device' or 'modem' tab. It is usually set to a ungodly number like 115k or something. Move it down a notch or two. I think it is timing out before it can complete the login part. Mine did the same thing at first. I can't understand why they think a 56k modem can connect at 115k or something. They need to go .

Post back if this works. I think this will fix it though.

 
Old 08-03-2003, 02:02 AM   #5
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Nope, same problem

Gets to Logging On To Network, sits there for about 10 seconds, and redials
 
Old 08-03-2003, 02:13 AM   #6
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Try this when your ISP is open

Try to connect to your ISP. Then when it fails call them on the phone and ask them if they can give you any info on the error. My ISP keeps a log of the error, the user and the phone number it came from. They may can help you. I'm clueless on this. I did give up on my internal modem on my old system. External modems usually work if they are in the device tab properly. Yours is because it dials. I'm stumped.

Anybody else have any ideas??????????



BTW, are you sure the number is correct? Try calling it on the phone and see if you get the tones etc.
 
Old 08-03-2003, 02:19 AM   #7
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Yup everything is correct.
I tried calling my ISP earlier today, all I could get was the after hours message, being a Sunday here

:/

Are there any programs or scripts you could suggest to me that might be able to help me figure out what the problem is?
 
Old 08-03-2003, 03:24 AM   #8
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Lightbulb We may doze but we never close. ha ha ha

This is how mine is setup in the tabs.
Under accounts click modify then these tabs:
Dial PAP at the bottom
IP Dynamic IP address
Gateway Default gateway
DNS localdomain and check automatic
Login script Expect
Click Ok. Now back to the original window on tabs:
Device /dev/modem Don't change yours is working. It dials, it should be correct.
Flow Hardware [CRTSCTS]
Line term CR
Connect speed 57600 and use lock file is checked
Misc show clock and Disconnect on x server shutdown is checked. Rest are not checked.

See if yours is like mine. I know you are across the ocean so it may need to be different but it's worth a try. Puters are puters and phones are phones I guess. You may want to write down the settings before you change them???

Let me know if this helps.

 
Old 08-03-2003, 05:47 AM   #9
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Well while I was away I reinstalled totally.
Good news and bad news.

Good news is I can connect now.
It logs on not a problem with pppd and with kppp the connected box appears in the taskbar with my time connected.

Now, the bad news.
Once it is actually connected, I cant do anything from there.
I try and ping an Internet IP, or load a webpage or connect to an IRC server...I get nothing

Now whats the problem?
 
Old 08-03-2003, 07:16 AM   #10
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ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
DAMMIT!!!

The first 2 times I booted into Mandrake it managed to connect, now for some reason were back to that same problem I had the first time.

I swear if I cant get this thing going some time soon, I'm going to have a nervous breakdown or go on a rampage or something
 
  


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