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while trying to connect to the internet via my 33.6 usr sporster i get this error messgae after serial connection
Jun  4 17:48:37 hostname pppd[183]: pppd 2.2.0 started by root, uid 0
Jun  4 17:49:00 hostname pppd[183]: Serial connection established.
Jun  4 17:49:01 hostname pppd[183]: Using interface ppp0
Jun  4 17:49:01 hostname pppd[183]: Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/modem
Jun  4 17:49:31 hostname pppd[183]: LCP: timeout sending Config-Requests
Jun  4 17:49:31 hostname pppd[183]: Connection terminated.
Jun  4 17:49:31 hostname pppd[183]: Receive serial link is not 8-bit clean:
Jun  4 17:49:31 hostname pppd[183]: Problem: all had bit 7 set to 0
Jun  4 17:49:31 hostname pppd[183]: Exit.
could anyone please help me out
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Check to make sure that you are using hardware flow control.  PPP needs all 8 bits, and software flow control will frequently mess that up.  If you are using hardware flow control, make sure that your modem is set up properly for PPP.  To do this, use a communication program like minicom to check the modem's current configuration against the factory default configuration from your modem's manual.  In a lot of cases, you can restore the factory default configuration with AT&F, but you might have to check the manual for that.

Also, what distribution are you using?  If it's RedHat, then use 'netcfg' to set up PPP; it works like a charm, I've found.

Keep me posted.

-chris@gibson.gibson.com
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i have tried that , and tried using minicom to connect and have had no luck. I am using Slackware 2.0.29 and ppp-2.2.0f with a usr 28.8 v34.
It dials and connects , i login but from then on its all downhill
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I really do appreciate the points (honest, I do), but you shouldn't accept an answer if it doesn't help you out in someway. It doesn't sound like my response got you any further along in your search, so you shouldn't give me the points.  You should save them for the next person that comes along that might have exactly the answer you're looking for. Your question will attract a lot less attention if it is in the <PAQ> section.

Believe me, I won't get at all offended if you take the points back and resubmit your question. Quite honestly, I have no idea how to go about this, but I'm sure someone in customer service can tell you.

Anyway, that's about all I know on modems.  I am wondering about the loggin in part.  If you're getting through the login part, shouldn't the log contain some mention of an IP address being assigned?  How are you specifying gateway, netmask, etc.?  Do you have any other interfaces set up: multiple ppp interfaces, ethernet interfaces?

Keep me posted (and let me know what you wanna do about the points).

-chrisg@gibson.gibson.com
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thast cool , to be honest i wasn't really concearned about points and i wouldn't even have the first idea on howto take back points at all.
 I have asked many people the same question and they are all stumped , and have no idea. I appreciate any suggestion you can submit. Yes i get past the login and all that. its ater login some wierd stuuf comes up on the screen and the error comes up as i posted in the initial question.
I just dont know and i have spent so many hours trying different things, and i can honestly say i do  not know what the heck to do. I have tried specifying the netmask and gateway and so on , and also not specifying them do see if it made any difference, but it didn't appear to make a difference. I have an ethenet card , but i havent set it up. I am trying to keep it as simple as possible and i really dont care if i do or dont have lan access while in linux.
and yes ip i am assigned an ip address. and only the single ppp device.do you think setting up my ethernet card would confuse the issue even more or help ?
Also this might be of some importance. my comdem on on comm1 cua0 using comm4 , but there appears to be no problem with actually initating the modem. It works wonderfully in windows95 and NT and i have never even had to pay it any attention. And if i didn't say thanks for your help before
hey thanks for your help
I really do appreciate any advice you can offer.
 
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