Re: Trying to get on the web with wvdial.
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On 01/28/08 06:25, Walt L. Williams wrote:
> 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.
What IP address does it give you?
> 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.
> Best Regards
> Walt L. Williams
> I have a 1.2 GHZ AMD Athlon, with an external USR V-Everything modem.
dhcpcd is installed and configured correctly?
I'd run "# tail -f /var/log/syslog" in a separate window while
running wvdial, to see what happens.
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
"I'm not a vegetarian because I love animals, I'm a vegetarian
because I hate vegetables!"
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