Trying to get on the web with wvdial.
I am trying to make the move the Etch. Before I can make the move I need to
insure I can get on the internet. (Much of my college work is on the
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.)
The ifconfig seems to show that I am connected. Running the route command
shows that there is an entry for ppp0.
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
Connecting to the internet is now the only barrier that keeps me from making
the move to Etch, and removing the SuSE 10.3 (which has a slew of odd
problems) from my system. Any information will be helpful.
Walt L. Williams
I have a 1.2 GHZ AMD Athlon, with an external USR V-Everything modem.