[linux] Linux modem problem.

billwinn at u.washington.edu billwinn at u.washington.edu
Tue Sep 30 07:52:31 PDT 2003


Many thanks. It's somewhere to start.

Bill

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On Mon, 29 Sep 2003, R. Phillips wrote:


> Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2003 14:03:22 -0700 (PDT)

> From: R. Phillips <bitman at u.washington.edu>

> Reply-To: Linux/Unix Users Group at the UW <linux at u.washington.edu>

> To: Linux/Unix Users Group at the UW <linux at u.washington.edu>

> Subject: Re: [linux] Linux modem problem.

>

> If you can type ATI1<return> in minicom (before dialing, but probably

> after initialization; I'm a bit rusty), and it gives you information about

> your modem (or anything at all) then you have selected the right device.

> ATI2, ATI3, and so on will give you other info about the modem (baud rate,

> manufacturer, etc) which may be useful (probably not).

>

> I think RedHat has a tendency to symlink /dev/modem to whatever device it

> thinks the modem is on, so you might want to use that or ls -l it.

>

> That should at least narrow the problem down a bit.

>

> --Ryan Phillips

>

> On Mon, 29 Sep 2003 billwinn at u.washington.edu wrote:

>

> > I'm returning to Linux after a long hiatus, and have just installed Red Hat 9.0 on a Dell machine. I need connect to the Internet via dialup. My modem (not a winmodem) is on COM3 on the Windows side - I assume that is /dev/ttyS2 in Linux, (though I have the same problem with ttyS0 and ttyS1). I have followed all of the setup and configuration instructions, for the modem and for minicom, without difficulty or error messages. When I try to dial up using minicom, I see a message saying the modem is initializing, and after a couple of seconds that it is dialing the number. After that, nothing! I don't hear a dial tone or dialing, and eventually it times out without connecting.

> >

> > Any hints about where I might have gone wrong would be most welcome. I'm sure I have overlooked something pretty basic.

> >

> > Thanks,

> >

> > Bill Winn

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> > * University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 98195, USA. *

> > * 206 685-1185, FAX 206 543-8439, billwinn at u.washington.edu *

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