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Old 07-29-2004, 04:15 PM   #1
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Angry Modem misery


Tried searching the forums before posting here.

I'm trying to get my Netcomm Mega-i Modem (external) working with RH 8. My kernel version is 2.4.18.

My modem is on Com 1 , however when I try to configure a connection using the GUI configuraiton tool, i get a message that says 'modem not detected.'

I tried running wvdialconf , but no modem was detected again.

I ran the following command : setserial -bg /dev/ttyS* to get a listing of devices attached to my serial ports and RH reports something on Com1.

when I go echo atz > ttyS0 , I can get the modem LEDs to blink..., but thats as far as it goes....

I have an ethernet card installed, which I disabled thinking that there might be a hardware conflict, but to no avail...

When RH is booting, I get a message that says "Unable to load ppp0, error code 8 "......

Really confused....can someone please help???....

Much appreciated,

PS : Tried the same modem with my Knoppix bootable. Basically the same problem. When I try to select ttyS0 , the message changes from 'unbale to detect modem ' to ...' 'the modem does not respond'....
Old 07-29-2004, 05:00 PM   #2
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You got my sympathy. I 1 success vs. 2 failure w/ WinModems. I can't help, but
maybe these docs can. Hate these !@#$%^ WinModems.

Maybe someone else can really help you.



Modem (problems may occur due to WinModem) (HCF Rockwell chip) (PPP) (PCMCIA)
Old 07-30-2004, 05:33 AM   #3
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Hello Marc,

I had a similar problem with an external modem; I fixed my problem with the right INIT string.

I would say visit Netcomm website, they have enough technical information to help you on the right way

With kind regards,



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