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Old 12-19-2003, 04:24 PM   #1
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Modem activation problem

Pls help,

Im trying to setup a dial up connection to my ISP with my external modem. The modem specs is:
DATA: ITU-T/V 90 56kbps
FAX: ITU-TV 1.7/29 ter G3 compatible

Error message is: Failed to activate ppp0 with error 8.

Whats the problem with my setup?

Old 12-19-2003, 06:39 PM   #2
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hi alcanon, you could try this

Originally posted by JConnell
I just fixed the problem.

Under modem configuration->Advanced I changed dial-mode from manual to auto. I don't know why this would have stopped me from activating the modem though, just from the way I dial?? Anyways its working now
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Old 12-20-2003, 07:39 AM   #3
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I do what you said, from manual to auto. I activated my ppp0 but still can't connect to internet.

Old 01-28-2004, 10:27 AM   #4
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I had the same problem but after checking /var/log messages, I found out that wvdial.conf was not correct. Try to connect your ISP and check /var/log/messages with tail -50 messages for example


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