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Xreagan 08-24-2002 10:47 PM

PPP dialup problem
This problem is driving me nuts. I have installed Debian 3.0. However, I cannot get the get a browser to use the ppp connection.

I have used kpp to configure and establish the connection (this works) however when I pull up a browser, it just sits there and doesnt pull any data from the web.

I am logged in as user, have put DNS numbers in the ISP configuration, I get same problem when using PON.

Did I inavertaltly create a firewall?

any help would be appreciated.


DavidPhillips 08-25-2002 12:01 AM

do you have an ip address ( ifconfig )

ppp0 Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol
inet addr: P-t-P: Mask:
RX packets:1505 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1806 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:3
RX bytes:987677 (964.5 Kb) TX bytes:300059 (293.0 Kb)

is the default and other route set ( route )

Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface * UH 0 0 0 ppp0 * U 0 0 0 lo
default UG 0 0 0 ppp0

is networking on ( cat /etc/sysconfig/network )

cat /etc/sysconfig/network

can you reach the default gateway ( ping ipofdefaultgw )

PING ( from : 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=255 time=203.316 msec
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=255 time=179.946 msec
64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=255 time=179.955 msec
64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=255 time=169.957 msec

can you reach nameserver ( traceroute nameserver ( from your /etc/resolv.conf ) )

cat /etc/resolv.conf

traceroute to (, 30 hops max, 38 byte packets
1 ( 153.405 ms 139.369 ms 139.476 ms
2 ( 147.712 ms 139.481 ms 139.498 ms

Xreagan 08-26-2002 08:36 AM

Thanks for your info. I may try this, however I did some more reading and found that the default debian kernel is not configured for more that two serial ports. I need to compile a new kernel.

I will try that first. I do see options for that in Xconfig.

DavidPhillips 08-26-2002 08:44 PM

well you said it is connecting, I can't imagine what in the world not having two com ports has to do with the browser not opening a web page.

But maybe someone can use this later.

Just the basic requirements required to be able to use a connection.

Xreagan 08-27-2002 08:36 AM

I too am confused about this...
I can log in, and get a connection. But when I open up my browser, it just stands still, trying to decode the dns.

I have followed the instructions in the installation docs closely. Cannot work around this problem...

DavidPhillips 08-28-2002 06:30 AM

what is it looking like on the commands I posted above in post#2

Xreagan 08-28-2002 08:23 AM

I did not do that. I went to Best buy and bought a external modem... (took me two trips as the cable wasnt in the box).

But the situation with the internal was strange... I could dial, get a connection, etc. But my browser would hang on looking up the dns...

I may need your post#2 info, as I will be trying that modem when I put linux on an older box..


mayankjohri 02-20-2003 06:43 AM

try these commands after the internet connection is establishes
route del default
route add default ppp0
and inform me about the results

DavidPhillips 02-20-2003 01:47 PM

Even if you buy a new modem you still need to do the commands above if it's not working so we can see the problem. You diid not need a modem if it was already connecting, just needed to run a few commands to see what we need to do.

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