Re: dial-up modem usage
On Thu, 10 Nov 2011 20:54:39 -0500, Rob Owens wrote:
> 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?
"ATZ" is the usual.
Anyway, the best way to test your modem is by using "minicom" or "kermit"
and try to place a manual call from there.
> Is there something else I should be trying?
Forget (by now) about gnome-ppp or other GUIs, launch wvdial directly to
see what's going on.
Also, try to enable the "stupid mode", some ISP work better when this
setting is enabled.