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Re: network configuration

> thanks for the overwhelming response!!  i am out of the university where
> they had the ethernet NIS etc ..but i learnt a lot over the week than over
> the past week there!! . and now I am facing problems with PCMCIA
> PPP)dial-up protocol).. when I try vwdial(or wvdial) i get an error saying
> that there was an input/output error.. but i remember that when i
> installed debian the modprobe detected the PCMCIA card modem right ...
> there are two PCMCIA cards on this laptop and one is a ethernet and the
> other is the modem ... now i have these questions ...

In my limited experience with PCMCIA based modems, as long as card services
is properly assigning it an IRQ that is not conflicted, various dialing 
software (like wvdial) is simply able to recognize it.  Generally the card
services also announce which ttyS number it got assigned, as a console 
message when you insert the card.

That your ethernet and modem are seperate cards is probably good in this
case, as it's a bit less confusing.

> do I have to set-up any COM ports etc on which the modem is
> communicating ??or do I have to do any more configurations other than what
> the install script/program has done to configure PCMCIA
> dial-up(dial-out)???

wvdialconf (if I am remembering it correctly) should autodetect the modem
and setup /etc/wvdial.conf for you.  You might have to give it the filename
as a parameter.
wvdial also needs some ISP details to be set up, as well.  Its documentation 
is okay for this, but you'll want to be familiar with a text editor.  With 
most dialup ISPs the IP address you get is dynamic, assigned by the other 
side when your call completes the handshake.

me, I am lazy, K has a nice dialer which has tended to work... but that's
about where my ability to help you ends, as I usually have ethernet. 

> any himts on this please!!
> thanks, 
> praveen kamath

Best of luck

* Heather Stern * star@ many places...

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