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Old 02-06-2002, 08:25 PM   #1
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Cool Modem connects then ZILCH

I've just installed L-M 8.1.Everything is hunky dory cept I have no connection 2 the internet!!!. My modem is a 56K V90 D-Link. It is recognised in the QUERYING It makes all the right noises and docks into the taskbar as 2 red lights. However when I start Netscape /KMail/Mozilla/etc it just says not found. I have been trying for the past 3 days. All FAQs etc setserial this and that. The same modem on my Win XP on the other partition works just fine. Please HELP

Well thx everybody it got sorted out as I was using a home LAn in tandem. I just swithed it off and presto it worked

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Old 02-07-2002, 02:33 PM   #2
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If it's a winmodem type then you may want to look into . Winmodems don't work too well with Linux and you may need some extra drivers, settings etc...
Old 02-08-2002, 04:05 PM   #3
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I have the same problem. Modem connects and all is right, but all apps using the internet (kmail, irc, gaim, web browsers, etc) just say they can not locate remote server! Now i was using this modemm always, and yesterday something happened and the modem does not work. However it works as always when im running a root (in fact im writing this as root, which is NOT a good idea). There is probably some kind of errors with permissions, since i installed a couple of packages just before it happened so something must have changed some permissions but i dont know what!
Please help! I WANT INTERNET! and as i said everything worked fine till yesterday...
Thanks for any help in advance!
Old 03-09-2002, 10:30 AM   #4
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Gess what I have the problem. I think the problem is in the routing table. (no default path for the modem to use) But don't know how to fix it. If you have found a fix please post.

Old 03-09-2002, 08:17 PM   #5
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The solution lay in editing the modem and lan conf file an removing the lines with 0's


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