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Old 10-18-2003, 05:55 PM   #1
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USR 56k ext modem in RH9/Gnome - finds wrong modem . . . .

Last month I ran RH7.3 for about a week: it correctly found the modem which is USR/ 3com model 5625 56k fax voice pro. - no problems. Access speed unknown

I've just installed RH9 and do have an internet connection BUT:

wvdial.conf insists that it is a "generic modem". So i ran
wvdialconf //etc/wvdial.conf and the result was a new modem declaration appended to the .conf fiile. The original entry remains at the 'top' of the file.
The modem speed is correctly stated and I still have i-net access.

1) I don't know how to force it to recognise that I don't have a generic modem

2) The download speed is about 0.9Kb/sec !!!

Under windows I get typically around 7Kb/sec (ok i know its not hot but its ok like that)

Any helpful suggestions gratefully received.

If u need more info plse ask.

Old 10-22-2003, 02:01 PM   #2
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1. The modem name is not relavant, its only the command chain which needs to be right.
2. Command chain is OK.

3. Used setserial -av /dev/ttyS1 to find the port details.

Port speed was set ABOVE its capability. reset speed to 115200.
set flow control to CRTSCTS on and XonXoff to off.

Wow ! connection speed now up to 5KBps.

Having learnt this on Linux I went to Windows and corrected the port setting there too !

problem solved.


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