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Old 01-18-2003, 02:53 AM   #1
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simple modem question

Hey all,

I have a modem, not sure of the who the actual manufacturer is, and I downloaded and installed the correct drivers for it and now my RH 8.0 is recognizing the modem. Cool!

I run KPPP and it dials out and it tries to connect and it tells me
'No Carrier'. Hmmmm......

I got into XP and dialed and the modem dials out and I connect.

What are the possibilities I made a mistake? ( a little humor)


Old 01-18-2003, 08:55 AM   #2
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Check what script your using to connect. Some ISP's use PAP, others use CHAP. Check with your ISP as well, they might not usually support you over phone with Linux but they might have some help on their websites.
Old 01-19-2003, 05:00 AM   #3
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Who is your ISP?
Old 01-19-2003, 07:32 AM   #4
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My isp is MediaNet ( in Michigan.

I've tried a few different things...honestly I don't know what the
heck I'm doing. I'm getting the modem to dial out and as soon
as it tries to connect, I get a message in my log: NO CARRIER.

I have Red Hat 8 Unleashed ( the book) and I followed along
and did the following according to instructions:

cp -ar /usr/share/doc/ppp*/scripts/ppp-o* /etc/ppp

I then opened up /etc/ppp/ppp-on in a text editor and edited my
username etc and I also made sure that /dev/ttS0 was linked to

So, I don't know what to do.....If I were a drinker, I'd be stupid right now!

Anyway, I would appreciate a tip or two....Linux is totally new to me and I feel a bit overwhelmed but I am tired of Camp Bill's products and I'm tired of going over to XP to get online so I can do stuff like this. I would love to my box windows free.

Thanks to all!



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