[quote author=leila link=board=4;threadid=6261;start=0#59634 date=1044746152]
I did as you said.
when in the devices tab I choose ppp0 and press activate button... it takes forever:
"activating network ppp device, please wait..."
at the same time it says ppp0 is activated.
but when I type "ifug ppp0" I get:
ppp0 already up, initiating redial
You have new mail in /var/spool/mail/root
why it says that it is already up? I didn't hear the modem dialing. I don't think I am connected because the phone is not busy. telnet and the browser don't seem to be working either.
telnet: ***: Temporary failure in name resolution
***: Host name lookup failure
This is how my modem is configured in the advanced tab:
hangup timeout: 600
dialup mode: manual
use touchtone dialing
baud rate: 57600
do you know what is going on?
I had a bug like that at first... now what the hell did I do .. :-\ Well, I troubleshooted it this way and got lucky (plus I had a hardware modem, better than WinModems anyday).
Just for shits and giggles -- have you looked at your dmesg output and saw that a device was detected? I think we did (I cant scroll down and see our first few posts ...)
IF it is thats good. Then lets make sure that the Network device control is all setup right. If that all looks good, try for shits and giggles running RedHat icon -> System Tools -> Internet Configuration Wizard and stepping thru that.
Also one thing -- I just thought of it -- In your modem setup, on the Advanced tab, right below where your modem timeout is, make sure the first and third boxes are checked. That will alleviate problems down the line.
Also, the RedHat tools are essentialy facncy frontends to wvdial. The configuration file is rather simple and I really should have given this out sooner :
Maybe that helps (/etc/wvdial.conf).
Modem = /dev/modem
Baud = 57600
SetVolume = 0
Dial Command = ATDT
Init1 = ATZ
FlowControl = CRTSCTS
Username = secret stuff
Password = aint givin this away either
Phone = 224-7915
Dial Prefix = *70
Stupid Mode = 1
Inherits = Modem0