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Old 08-07-2010, 09:28 AM   #1
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Cannot open webpages after establishing a dialup connection

Hello friend...

I have set up a dialup connection using my nokia N70 mobile.. The connection i think, is ok. but when i took a browser-epiphany or mozilla, i cannot open a webpage.. the browser tries to connect but times out.. It seems to be a problem in some settings(firewall, proxy or something) in debian, because im using the same phone to connect in windows XP.. I dont know how and where to check for the settings. Please help me..

My /etc/wvdial.conf and terminal window is given below...

[Dialer Defaults]
Modem = /dev/ttyACM0
Init1 = ATZ
Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
Init3 = AT+CGDCONT=1,"IP","aircelgprs","",0,0
stupid mode = 1
Modem Type = USB Modem
Phone = *99#
New PPPD = yes
ISDN = 0
username =a
password =a
Baud = 460800


debian:/home/user# wvdial
--> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.60
--> Cannot get information for serial port.
--> Initializing modem.
--> Sending: ATZ
--> Sending: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
--> Sending: AT+CGDCONT=1,"IP","aircelgprs","",0,0
--> Modem initialized.
--> Sending: ATDT*99#
--> Waiting for carrier.
~[7f]}#@!}!} } }2}#}$@#}!}$}%\}"}&} }*} } g}%~
--> Carrier detected. Starting PPP immediately.
--> Starting pppd at Sat Aug 7 17:05:51 2010
--> Pid of pppd: 3179
--> Using interface ppp0
--> pppd: �'h[08]H2h[08]�'h[08]
--> pppd: �'h[08]H2h[08]�'h[08]
--> pppd: �'h[08]H2h[08]�'h[08]
--> pppd: �'h[08]H2h[08]�'h[08]
--> pppd: �'h[08]H2h[08]�'h[08]
--> local IP address
--> pppd: �'h[08]H2h[08]�'h[08]
--> remote IP address
--> pppd: �'h[08]H2h[08]�'h[08]
--> primary DNS address
--> pppd: �'h[08]H2h[08]�'h[08]
--> secondary DNS address
--> pppd: �'h[08]H2h[08]�'h[08]

After this i opened a browser and enterd ''.. The browser tries to connect but times out..

Old 08-07-2010, 09:58 AM   #2
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My first bet might be DNS... try connecting to if google loads in this method then it's a DNS problem, if it doesn't work then have to look down a different path.
Old 08-14-2010, 02:52 AM   #3
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Hello r3sistance..
I hv tried to connect using the google link u hv given. But it is not working. I hv added the DNS address my service provider has given, to my /etc/resolv.conf file..
But the DNS specified in the message when connecting to net is the same as before and is not changed..
--> primary DNS address
--> pppd: �'h[08]H2h[08]�'h[08]
--> secondary DNS address
I hv also tried using apt-get update command in terminal. But i cant update or reload or anything..

Please help me..
Old 08-14-2010, 02:59 AM   #4
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First you need to know if there really is a connection. Try to ping your dns first then google.
ping   # primary dns
ping   # secondary dns
ping  # google
Do this after you established a connection. Tell us what happens.
Old 08-14-2010, 03:08 AM   #5
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Can you see the established connection in ifconfig? Look there. Then try pinging your DNS? Can you? Once you can then try resolving domain. If you can ping your DNS but can not resolve, its your DNS issue.


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