Re: ppp mystery
Web Systems Administrator
Fuller Theological Seminary
On Wed, 14 Mar 2001, Gil Elad wrote:
> Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2001 15:28:31 +0200
> From: Gil Elad <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: ppp mystery
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> Hi everyone.
> I'm completely new to both Linux and Debian so please forgive my stupidity.
> I've been trying for the past few weeks to connect to my ISP with no
> success using both pppconfig and wvdial.
> While both succeed in getting connected at a reasonable speed (49.3 kbps)
> neither can get passed the authentication stage. I seem to get gibberish
> instead of a login prompt (a series of '[' and 'c' characters mostly) and
> both programs don't know what to do with it. It seemed to me at first as if
> there's too much noise on the line, so I tried to connect at slower speeds,
> but that didn't work.
> Attached are both the chatscript and the output from plog.
> The absolutely most irritating thing about this whole business, though, is
> that windows connects like clockwork every time at 49.2 kbps.
> any help at all will be appreciated.
> Gil Elad