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Old 04-03-2002
Question PPP in netcfg


I'm using RedHat 7.1 and I have some prolems with connecting with ppp. I have run modemtool and told that I'm using ttyS0. Whe I then try to set up a PPP connection using netcfg the PPP option is not there. I have all the other alternativs except PPP. What have I missed?
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Old 04-03-2002
Are you using regular ol' dialup ppp? Or are you using PPPoE / PPPoA? If you just want dialup, use the tool "rp3" in the GUI or "wvdialconf" / "wvdial" from the command line (rp3 is somewhat of a frontend to both tools). Check the man pages for all three for more info.
(Note: if you happen to be with any AT&T service, you may need to use "Stupid Mode = 1" in wvdial.conf... don't ask me why, but evidently AT&T does something stupid... This is from experience with that provider.)
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Old 04-03-2002
How do you know what ppp is installed? When I try to use wvdial it claims that the number, username and password is invalid.
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Old 04-03-2002
whereis pppd
(mine is in /usr/sbin)
/usr/sbin/pppd --version

As for the wvdial problem, did you already manually edit the /etc/wvdial.conf file? Make sure to plug in valid values for number, username and password.
Post back if it still doesn't work...
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Old 04-04-2002
One step further

After playig aroud with the AT commands in wvdial.conf I got the modem to un hook and dial the number. I'm using

ATW (Makes the modem wait for dialtone) ATD [Number] (Dials the number) Smilie

to do this. Now the problem is that after dialing the number the modem dissconnects and tells that modem is not respoding. How do I make it wait until it gets an answer and then makes the "handshaking", sends the login and password?

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Old 04-04-2002
Did you use the wvdialconf tool to detect your modem? It should have set the AT commands correctly for you.
I don't know why it would hang up before starting pppd...
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Old 04-04-2002
I'm totaly new to linux, but a friend that is more experienced in FreeBDS had a look at it without beeing able to solve the problem.
Since the replies I got yesterday I have reinstalled RH 7.1 (and all the packages) to make sure that nothing is missing.
When Linux starts it query the modem (I could see the lights flashing). After that i started the netcfg (mabey unneccesary if Linux already has detected the modem). After that I ran the "Internet Conector" in Gnome, to set up the account. After that when I tred to conect through RHppp there was an error but I cat exactly recall what it was now. Any way, after that I tried to run wvdialer. It sent some AT commands to the modem but the modem never uhooked or dialed any number and then it returned invalid phonenumber, invalid password, invalid username. After this I erased the AT commands and put in ATW ATD [number] and now it unhooks, dials the number but unconects immediatly without waiting for any kind of answer.

I'm not sure if ay of this makes you ay wiser but hopefully it will.

Best regards!
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