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Re: Problems getting dialup to work

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On Tue, Dec 09, 2003 at 06:57:07PM -0500, Walter Dnes wrote:
>   I'll be moving soon, and temporarily slumming it on dialup, bleagh.  I
> set up an account on a low-cost dial-up ISP (they confirm connection is
> bog-standard, and no special software is required).  I also installed
> wvdial and set up the account.  Wvdial requires root to run !!!  Testing
> it from root, it sees the login/password prompts and responds.  The
> connection seems to be established, but nothing happens, and my external
> modem's lights stay solid.  The same machine+modem did work with Redhat
> 7.3.

dpkg --purge wvdial && apt-get install ppp pppconfig

Use pppconfig as root to twiddle your PPP settings.  Enable demand
mode and forget about it.  Might have to retry your connection after a
minute if the modem's on the hook when you try to use the net.

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