Re: Trying to get on the web with wvdial.
On Mon, Jan 28, 2008 at 05:25:47AM -0700, Walt L. Williams wrote:
> I am attempting to connect to my ISP with wvdial. The instructions I found
> states that I should run wvdialconf command. I did. It sets a few settings
> for you. The instructions state that I should now change the phone number in
> the wvdial.conf file to the appropriate settings. I did that. I then ran the
> wvdial command per instructions and the dude takes off and dial out and
> appears to establish a connection. I try to ping my college's server and
> nothing. I tried to view a web page with a browser and nothing. (I did all
> the above as root.)
Just to confirm, this is ppp via dial-up not ppp-over-ethernet?
> Now am I missing something? No messing around with the resolve.conf file of
> hosts file? Is there a default route that I am missing that needs to be
Did you ping by IP number or DNS name?
If you enter:
you should see the IP address of both ends of the link; one you're, the
other the ISP. You should be able to ping both of those IP numbers.
There should be something in /etc/resolv.conf that points to the
nameservers provided by your ISP.
I'm not much help with vwdial since I use pppconf and the resolvconf
Since you're running SuSE, I don't know where they put what
networking-related configs e.g. nameservers, routes, etc.