[linux-help] Re: Modem/internet connection
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Does Mandrake have a set up tool that you can use to set up your modem?
On Tue, 28 Nov 2000, you wrote:
> 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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