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Old 08-15-2005, 04:56 PM   #1
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Unable to connect to the Internet

I have recently installed Linux 9.3 and am currently having an issue getting on to the internet. Saturday I installed a new external modem to solve the hardware compatability issue. It has been configured and my ISP, MSN Internet Access, has been added as the provider.

I activate the modem by right-clicking on the "plug" and chose dial-up. I can hear the modem dialing but it never makes it to a complete connection. I have run a "cat messages" and it appears that the authentication never is completed.

I've talked with MSN to confirm that I'm using the correct dial-up number as well as the write user name.

I'm now thinking that there must be some kind of hardware/bios/ etc. configuration that needs to occur. Is there perhaps a Baud rate adjustment that is needed.

Help I'm so frustrated. It just shouldn't be this hard to get online. Thanks so much for any and all help.
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Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.

I'm closing the original since the dupe received an answer already,
and it may very well be SuSE related.

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