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Subject: [linux-help] Modem/internet connection
From: rohrer aaron l <alrohrer@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 22:17:09 -0600 (CST)
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        I am attempting to configure an internet connection in Linux using
kppp. My ISP tech-support guy could not get me up and running.
        My equipment: Asus A7V motherboard, 700 mhz Duron, 128MB RAM,
USRobotics 56K modem model 2977 without voice (NOT a winmodem).
        My software: Mandrake 7.1.

        I got the DNS information from Websurf, and the dial-up number,
etc., and he confirmed those are correct. When I set the modem as
/dev/ttyS0 and /dev/ttyS1 and query the modem I get the responses: "Modem
ready" followed by "Sorry, the modem does not respond". With modem as
/dev/ttyS2 and /dev/ttyS3 I get "Looking for modem" followed by "Sorry,
the modem is busy".
        The BIOS tells me it detects a "simple comm" device using IRQ 5,
which should be the modem (that line was not there before I put in the
modem card). I tried using setserial to match the kppp modem device to the
hardware IRQ, but 1)my efforts either caused Linux to hang during boot or
had no discernible effect and 2)I've not used setserial before so I didn't
want to get too bold and maybe screw something up. I'm not sure if I used
the command properly.
        The modem does not appear to have any jumpers, switches or
anything else to adjust. It is not a winmodem--well, I guess I should say
that I did not ORDER a winmodem (I built the computer) and if it is
they sent me the wrong one. It is an OEM so I have no manual. It does not
appear to have a jumper or switch for disabling PnP (something the
tech-support guy suggested).
        What do I try now??

Thank you

Aaron Rohrer

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