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Old 08-11-2003, 11:12 AM   #1
foolegg
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Question Winmodem can connect, but can't communicate


I just installed Mandrake 9.1. My modem is a winmodem. I have downloaded drives for my modem and do the configuration for it. When I tried to connect Internet using KPPP, everything seems OK and I can login successfully. But then I found that I can't communicate with my ISP at all. I opened the "details" box and I found that there are only bytes received, but no bytes sent! I tried to ping the IP address in the console, but it said "host unreachable". I used to connect Internet with my NIC and I have set the IP address for that. Is that the problem? But after I deactivated the NIC, the problem's still there. Pls help me.
PS: I am really a Please consider this when you try to answer me
 
Old 08-11-2003, 11:41 AM   #2
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make sure you have all the ppp (pointtopoint) support in your kernel - you need extra ppp modules. try 'insmod ppp_async' as root, and you will be told if the module exists or not.

if it does exist use the package wvdial instead of kppp to connect - the man pages are very good - I seem to remember you have to make a link from /dev/ttyS14 to your modem, run the configuration program, edit /etc/wvdial.conf and insert your account name and password then change the permissions so everyone can read it ie 'chmod +ra /etc/wvdial.conf', then use type wvdial to connect before starting netscape, skipstone, lynx or whatever

if ppp_async cant be loaded then recompile your kernel with every ppp option activated and try with that kernel. my winmodem used a few extra modules that didn't seem to work with the standard kernel. remember to set the module version information box too

good luck
 
Old 08-11-2003, 01:05 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot! Utopicdog
 
Old 08-12-2003, 01:54 AM   #4
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I make it work now! What I did is that I delete the NIC IP address that I set before and then it worked. I just wonder why I have to delete this to make it work? When I opened the control centre, I found that the LAN was detected to be connected, but actually I connected by modem! Why these happen?

BTW, how can I hear my dial tone when I dial the Internet. I like the dial tone:-)

would appreciate any comments to all
 
  


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