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I've set up Red Hat 4.2 and want to use a PPP connection. I've got a USRobotics 33.6 modem (not Winmodem). I've set
up my modem with modemtool and have set up the connection
with netcfg. However, every time I try to connect, it does nothing--doesn't even dial--and prints
tcgetattr(): I/O error
to /var/log/messages. I'm fairly new at this and don't have
the first clue as how to fix it. Any help you could give me
would be great. The port is set with modemtool as Com2, which works fine when I boot to the Win95 half.
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How are you trying to connect - are you using dip or a chat script or what??? Need more info!!
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by:scottlr
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I've tried to use dip, netcfg, modemtool, anything. Any of
the ones you can interact with (like dip and modemtool) just
don't do anything. I've checked dip switches, BIOS PNP setup
(nothing to shut off there). ls -l /dev/modem shows cua1...


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Using this should work:

pppd defaultroute /dev/cua1 chat ' "" ATDT(provider no.)ogin: login name word: password (whatever your providers ppp enable file is if any)

Need mopre help email jasons@aone.com.au
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