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Old 07-06-2004, 02:29 PM   #1
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wvdial and pppd exit code 10

I did post a little while back with a ppp error, now that was when I was using kppp. I decided to have a look at wvdial.

Right, so I ran wvdialconfig to create this in /etc/wvdial.conf:

[Dialer Defaults]
Modem = /dev/ttyS0
Baud = 115200
Init1 = ATZ
Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
ISDN = 0
Modem Type = Analog Modem
Phone = 147008089916080
Username =
Password = ####

Where the hashes are my user name and password.

I then run wvdial, my external modem makes the usual noise:

--> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.53
--> Initializing modem.
--> Sending: ATZ
--> Sending: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
--> Modem initialized.
--> Sending: ATDT147008089916080
--> Waiting for carrier.
CONNECT 115200
--> Carrier detected. Waiting for prompt.
~[7f]}#@!}!}!} !}!}$}%\}"}&} }*} } }#}%B#}%}%}&}3jgA}'}"}(}"}1}$}%b0i~
--> PPP negotiation detected.
--> Starting pppd at Tue Jul 6 20:03:25 2004
--> pid of pppd: 3000
--> Disconnecting at Tue Jul 6 20:03:58 2004
--> The PPP daemon has died: PPP negotiation failed (exit code = 10)
--> man pppd explains pppd error codes in more detail.
--> I guess that's it for now, exiting
--> The PPP daemon has died. (exit code = 10)

Exit status 10 means "The PPP negotiation failed, that is, it didnít reach the point where at least one network protocol (e.g. IP) was running."

My internet connection is the only thing bringing me back to XP, please help me out so I can migrate!
Old 07-06-2004, 04:09 PM   #2
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"The PPP daemon has died: PPP negotiation failed (exit code = 10)"

You could try placing the Stupid Mode parameter in /etc/wvdial.conf:

Stupid Mode = 1

Place it between Modem and Phone, although I think it will work anywhere.

Stupid Mode tells pppd to ignore minor problems with the connect protocol and just go ahead as if connect worked OK.

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Old 07-06-2004, 08:13 PM   #3
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Username =
My ISP would require rather than
Maybe this is just a typo?
Some ISPs would want just the USERNAME part.
Old 07-07-2004, 09:52 AM   #4
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Thank you jailbait and 2damncommon for your comments.

I will try the stupid mode in the /etc/wvdial.conf file. The username wasn't a typo, I just use the same username as in windows, which is But thanks for that anyway.
Old 07-07-2004, 10:32 AM   #5
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Ok, I tried using Stupid Mode = 1 in various places in the /etc/wvdial.conf file, including between the modem and the phone. I no longer see the exit 10, but instead an exit 16 "A modem hung up the phone". I also get a No Carrier! message sometimes and it keeps redialling.

Freeserve is now known as Wanadoo, have any other Brits connected up with their modem to Wanadoo successfully?
Old 07-08-2004, 11:43 AM   #6
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2damncommon made a good point about the username. I use Wanadoo and both of the usernames for our accounts end with @fs
It's worth a shot, but I've a feeling that may just be for broadband accounts. It should be the same in Windows though so stick with what works there.
Also, what do you have in /etc/ppp/options? Try adding these options, if they're not already there.



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