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# 1  
Old 08-07-2001
I can't connect to the internet???

I have installed Mandrake 8.0...however I can't seem to connect to the internet while using it.
I have dial up upstream and cable downstream (if that helps). Can anyone help me out???

Thanks.
# 2  
Old 08-07-2001
ok, well here is an update. some progress has been made. now when i try to connect to the internet it tries to connect now...but when it tries to i get a message that the modem is busy (when it isn't).

any ideas????
# 3  
Old 08-07-2001
Can you hear the modem when it starts the dialing sequence? I assume you cannot because it is reporting busy before any audible dial sequence.

Can you manually enter AT commands into the modem?
# 4  
Old 08-07-2001
no i don't hear the modem...

as far as the AT commands goes...i have no idea. this is my first day using linux...

# 5  
Old 08-07-2001
In that case, recommend you read this:

http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/docs/HOWTO/Modem-HOWTO

There are good sections for modem settings, how to use Kermit to send AT commands, where to download Kermit, etc. It is a very big HOWTO, so there should be everything you could every want to know about Linux and modems.
# 6  
Old 08-07-2001
Neo:
i found the following info at

http://www.oswg.org/oswg-nightly/osw...em/hybrid.html

under the "Expressnet, Maryland" section from the link you gave me. So now that i have the info on how to fix it i just need to know how i go about modifying/editing the files in question?? do i do it throught the terminal window in linux??
if you point me in the right direction i can probably figure it out. i think!!

thanks.

# 7  
Old 08-07-2001
Text based editing or GUI based?
 

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