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Old 12-23-2002, 02:34 AM   #1
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internet connection problem


Newbie here.

I been trying to dial up to my isp using my external modem. It seem that the connection can be made using minicom. However the web browser cannot browse anything. It always tells me page cannot be found.

I have only configure the user and password on the minicom and nothing else. Actually I do not really like the minicom... how else can I do the connection? what else do I need to configure?

I am using red hat 7.3 with gnome.

Old 12-23-2002, 02:44 AM   #2
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if you have kde installed, you can still use kppp.
its a lot like the windows dial-up networking bs.

there used to be a gnome-ppp, but i haven't seen it
in forever.
you can also try wvdial, or pppsetup, which would
probably require q couple of downloads for you.
Old 12-23-2002, 06:37 AM   #3
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use ping from terminal to test your connection

make sure you ping an ip address. if u can ping successfully,

but can't access web site from the browser (for example u get unknown host),
probably the dns is not working. If it is so then follow these steps,

Setting up Name to Address Resolution (DNS)
1) get your isp's nameserver ip address from your isp. Optionally get it from by inputing your isp's domain name.

2) login as root and edit the file /etc/resolv.conf, use the command: vi /etc/resolv.conf

the content should be like this:


the permission of the file should be like this:

--rw-r--r-- 1 root root 13 Feb 19 01:46 /etc/resolv.conf

3) vi the file /etc/host.conf

the content should be like this

order hosts, bind
multi on

4) Good luck!!
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Who's the ISP?
Old 12-24-2002, 06:57 PM   #5
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In kppp, the first thing you want to do is the query the modem in the setup tabs. Once you have reached your modem, then set up in the accounts tab...typing in your isp's phone numbers to be dialed. When signing on, type in your and your password. After you sign on, open something like netscape.

If you use MSN, it won't let kppp authenticate with it. it will return "error code 19."


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