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Old 06-25-2004, 04:03 AM   #1
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Unhappy Installing a Modem & connect to internet in Linux Redhat Fedora core

Hi all,

How can I install a modem in linux and connect to internet?
I have downloaded the package of the installation of my modem and I have installed the package too, and I have gone to the part for connecting to internet, but I don't know what to do, if you know please explain step by step...

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If you have a V90 modem: see this howto
For a DSL modem: that's this one

Old 06-25-2004, 06:15 AM   #3
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Drop me a mail at sviljoen@<-removethis-> and I'll mail you a precise howto by Bill Unruh that got me going with surfing via dialup with RedHat 9.

The short version is that you need to

1. Pray you don't have a winmodem.
2. Plug everything in and make sure it is powered up and correctly connected.
3. Identify the serial port you are going to use (ttyS0 = COM1 ttyS1 = COM2).
4. Use the chat to start up your modem and tail -f /var/log/messages to discover if your ISP uses CHAP or PAP authorization by dialing in and watching the messages log.
5. Put your username and password into either the /etc/ppp/pap-secrets or /etc/ppp/chap-secrets auth file.
6. Write your ISP DNS server IP addresses into /etc/resolv.conf
7. Make sure /etc/host.conf contains order hosts,bind
8. Connect with something like this typed in a console (best to put this in a script, run as root):

pppd /dev/ttyS0 115200 debug user username@isp connect "chat -v '' ATDT555123123 CONNECT '\d\c' "

9. Disconnect with something like this

killall pppd (as root)

Hope this helps some!


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