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Re: Trying to get on the web with wvdial.

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On 01/28/08 06:25, Walt L. Williams wrote:
> Greetings
> 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 
> internet.) 
> 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 
> changed?
> 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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