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Old 01-22-2005, 11:53 PM   #1
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Setting up dialup


I'm still working on getting wireless internet up, but in the mean time, I'm going to try to set up dialup. I signed up for a free ISP (adress.com, notoriously shitty for windows users, but it's unlimited). I got my username, password, and some local access numbers.

The way that ISP works is, you download some shitty spyware onto your computer that jacks your browser and gives you 15 second "commercial breaks" every 4 pages. On windows, you can avoid this by not downloading the software and just connecting through dial-up networking. Linux I have no clue.

Armed with a name, password, access numbers, and a phone line connected to my redhat9.0 box, how (if possible) do I set up a dialup connection?


Keep in mind I've only been on linux for 2 weeks. I would like it very much if you didn't use too many acronyms/explain what you're doing. I'll learn linux yet.
 
Old 01-23-2005, 03:36 AM   #2
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well, if u have a winmodem ur gona have to find drivers for the chipset it uses. if its based on a conexant chipset
u can get drivers from www.linuxant.com but they're capped at 14kbps unless u pay $15 for license and register.
then u need to enable the ppp options ur kernel, if ur using the stock redhat kernel, most likely they're alrdy enabled
CONFIG_PPP=y
# CONFIG_PPP_MULTILINK is not set
CONFIG_PPP_FILTER=y
CONFIG_PPP_ASYNC=m
CONFIG_PPP_SYNC_TTY=m
CONFIG_PPP_DEFLATE=m
CONFIG_PPP_BSDCOMP=m
CONFIG_PPPOE=m
rebuild kernel and modules
u also need to install ppp if u dont have it already
then u need to get a frontend for ppp to setup ur isp account, i think redhat comes with one.
 
Old 01-23-2005, 10:13 AM   #3
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Yea, I've seen alot of "ppp" programs with knoppix and redhat (by the way, what does "ppp" mean, what does it do?), chances are it's already installed. My computer has a phone jack in the back, I think it won't be a problem.

So downloading the software is optional?
 
Old 01-23-2005, 02:45 PM   #4
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ppp point to point protocol its the internet standard protocol for transmission of ip packets over serial lines.
in a terminal u can use the command rpm -q ppp (rpm -q can be used to precede any package that u want to check has been installed)
you can use the command lspci to find out which make of modem u have this command lists all the pci devices u have installed.
This link to rh website will help u with all the info about setting up your dial up connection and loads of other useful info
http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-9-Manual/
 
Old 01-23-2005, 03:18 PM   #5
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Joe, RH9 (Red Hat 9) comes with its own PPP (point-to-point protocol) setup tool. I think it's under system settings or network settings or something.

Do *not* try to configure PPP by-hand (i.e. by hand-editing config files in /etc). Use the tool that comes with RH9. If that fails you (which it shouldn't), I think there's a gnome tool... Can't recall the name. You can find it on http://www.gnomefiles.org/ .

Ah, here it is
http://www.gnomefiles.org/app.php?soft_id=41

You may need to know some simple details about your dialup modem. Such as, is it internal or external? (External ones are darn easy to set up, since you just tell the setup utility that they're either plugged into /dev/ttyS0 ("com1") or /dev/ttyS1 ("com2").)

I'm running Debian Sarge right now, and it comes with a program called pppconfig that works well (which you could also obtain, install, and use on RH9 I'm guessing -- but don't do that).

I've had problems getting dialup PPP working on Slackware in the past.

Good luck.
 
Old 01-23-2005, 03:29 PM   #6
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Oh, like mermxx says, if it's an internal modem plugged into a PCI slot (the usual slots you see on a motherboard), you can see some details about it using the lspci command.
 
Old 01-24-2005, 11:32 PM   #7
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Why can't anything ever be easy?

I've been trying all night to set this up. Let me start with what settings I am currently using:

Device:
/dev/ttyS0

DNS:
NS1.ADDRESS.COM
256.blah.blah.blah

Login:
joeuser11
*******

Local access numbers:
15123514300
ect...
ect...


Before, when I tried to connect using KPPP it gave me an error message that was something like "Unable to connect to modem" (maybe). I can't really tell you the exact message right now because now whenever I try to connect with KPPP now, it just freezes on "Looking for modem... ", if I try to close it, nothing happens. The other devices either had a "Device not found" error or a "Modem is busy" error (approximately).

I'm guessing I'm using an internal modem seeing how it's inside the computer. I didn't reconize anything when I did lspci, and due to the fact that I don't have internet, printer won't work, floppy drive won't work, no cd burner, I can't really give you guys the whole output message.

Why won't it just connect! Arg!
 
Old 01-25-2005, 01:47 PM   #8
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We need really to identify your modem b4 it can be set up. U said u didn`t recognise anything using lspci. How about opening your pc and having a look at your modem( does it have a brand name on the side or does it have a chip on it that says conexant) and finding out what make it is. U say there is a phone jack at the back...is it an onboard modem...or is it actually a card in a slot?
 
Old 01-25-2005, 01:48 PM   #9
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Also not having the internet should not bring down all your other hardware floppy drive etc.
 
Old 01-25-2005, 04:02 PM   #10
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Yea, I know. Those are all seperate problems that I havn't been able to fix.
 
Old 02-06-2005, 10:09 PM   #11
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trying to set up dialup with Suse 9.2

I've got the new Suse 9.2 and I am trying to set up a dialup connection with Aol or some other ISP. Could somebody show me how to do this? I'm completely new to the linux community and am not used to doing things manually although the newer linux versions are more windows xp like. I've got an encore PCI 56k V.92 fax modem powered by intel. (That's item number ENF656-EW-INPR on their website www.encore-usa.com.) Should work if it's a linux modem and my computer did recognize the drivers without me having to install it off from the cd.
 
Old 02-06-2005, 10:47 PM   #12
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error message when trying to connect through dialup

SuSE Meta pppd (smpppd-ifcfg), Version 1.50 on linux.
Status is: disconnected
trying to connect to smpppd
connect to smpppd
Status is: disconnected
Status is: connecting
Status is: disconnected
pppd[0] died: pppd options error (exit code 2)
 
  


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