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Old 02-05-2002, 04:02 PM   #1
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Modem Help

ok i'm runing mandrake 8.1 and i'm trying to get the intenet connection to work. i'm using a USR sportster 56k ISA slot modem.
i set the modem up with kppp and it dails out connects to my isp(earthlink) and it shows its connected but i cant do anything. cant ping or cant look at webpages. anyone know whats going on?
Old 02-05-2002, 04:15 PM   #2
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can you ping IP's if your only trying the name of the site.. ?? also you might have to change your settings to use maybe chap or pap.. depending on your ISP, which setting do you have it on now ?
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how are you trying to ping? you'll probably need to set up dns servers in /etc/hosts if you've not already
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Uhmm DNS servers go in the /etc/resolv.conf file

But your PPP should be pulling DHCP and adding those dynamically... BUT, if you can't ping by IP address - you've got other problems to worry about first.

Try doing an 'ifconfig' and see if you have an IP address assigned to your PPP config. If so, try pinging a regular IP address, that you KNOW will return a reply.. one that I know off hand that WILL return an echo-reply is: .. which is Don't just try to ping anything, because most sites have echo-reply ICMP packets blocked. If you know the IP of your DNS server, try those as well.

If you can't ping anything, check your routes by typing 'route'. You should have a default route that points to a gateway, which on PPP I think is your own IP address. If you have no default route, then that is your problem.

Start there, and tell me what you get, and we'll work from there.


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