Re: dial-up modem usage
> On Tue, 08 Nov 2011 19:16:12 -0500, Rob Owens wrote:
> > I'm setting up a Debian system for a friend, and he uses a dial-up
> > modem. It's been many years since I dealt with a modem, so I could use
> > a few tips.
Thanks for the tips, everyone. But it seems I have forgotten more about
modems than I realized.
I'm now using gnome-ppp as a dialer, which uses wvdial as a backend (I
think). I'm also using martian-modem, which provides a driver for my
Agere WinModem. Besides that, I'm testing with an external modem (usb
I can get gnome-ppp to recognize both modems. But when I attempt to
dial, I don't hear a dialtone or any dialing. Almost immediately the
application says something like "sending password", and it hangs there.
Of course it's going to hang -- it has not connected yet.
So I'm thinking maybe I need some kind of initialization string for the
modem. Are they specific to a certain model of modem? Is there
something else I should be trying?