Re: wvdial problem
In linux.debian.user, you wrote:
> Hi list,
> I have used wvdial to access my work dial-up for
> several years with no problems. I am now trying to
> connect via an alternative dial-up account (new job),
> using exactly same wvdial parameters, apart from the
> phone number, username and password. When I connect to
> the new account, wvdial appears to send my username
> and password several times before starting pppd as a
> last resort, then the modem immediately hangs up. It
> seems like the authentication isn't proceeding
> correctly. I have tried two different account
> username-password combinations so I'm pretty sure it
> isn't down to user error...
> Using my partner's laptop it is possible to dial-up to
> the new account using KPPP with no problems, which
> suggests that there is no problem at the remote end. I
> don't run kde on my laptop, so this isn't an option
> for me. He also had problems connecting using wvdial
> the one time he tried it I believe, but put it down to
> a backslash in his password, and soon after switched
> to using KPPP anyway.
> Has anyone encountered similar problems, and if so
> what was the solution?
You could try using pon which is part of the ppp package. pppconfig is a
nice program for configuring it.
Another idea would be to go through the manual procedure by Bill Unruh in
order to find out what the problem is.