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by:dps96r
ID: 1587525
I have stuck to external modems but still had problems. It took
me ages to work out how to connect to demon internet. kermit
answered the question: after accepting a username and password
a protcol: prompt appears. Type ppp here (actually I got chat to
do that chore) and no problems occured. (I should have tried that trick first).

Your problems looks similar, although I am suprised it works at all (secret winmodem programming info means nil to nil support, or about that). If kermit can use it this suggests you do not have a problem in that department.
However your serial portwiht a modem attatched simulation  appears to work (PnP is a not issue, it merely affects configuring the device). Dail up using kermit and record the prompts. Once you know what to type it is usually easy to get chat to do the typing for you. IF you want demand dialing then diald should do the trick. Junk probably means you are in ppp mode (immediate junk means fire up pppd and ask give it the appropiate secrets to authenticate itself). Both have worked for me (the sequence changed and that got me for a while).
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ID: 1587526
I have stuck to external modems but still had problems. It took
me ages to work out how to connect to demon internet. kermit
answered the question: after accepting a username and password
a protcol: prompt appears. Type ppp here (actually I got chat to
do that chore) and no problems occured. (I should have tried that trick first).

Your problems looks similar, although I am suprised it works at all (secret winmodem programming info means nil to nil support, or about that). If kermit can use it this suggests you do not have a problem in that department.
However your serial portwiht a modem attatched simulation  appears to work (PnP is a not issue, it merely affects configuring the device). Dail up using kermit and record the prompts. Once you know what to type it is usually easy to get chat to do the typing for you. IF you want demand dialing then diald should do the trick. Junk probably means you are in ppp mode (immediate junk means fire up pppd and ask give it the appropiate secrets to authenticate itself). Both have worked for me (the sequence changed and that got me for a while).
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by:shipley
ID: 1587527
Here is another winmodem surprise. I got my minicom program to dial out.  The problem that I am now having is that under a PPP connection, I can't stay connected for no more than a minute or two.  The same goes with kermit.  In both minicom and kermit, I get this message when I'm disconnected:
     PPP session from xxx.xxx.xx.xx to yyy.yy.yyy.yy
     NO CARRIER
The thing is that both addresses don't match up to either my address or the ISP's address, even though I know that I'm connected to them.  Both minicom and kermit display strings of ASCII characters after I log in and type PPP.  I assume that this is supposed to happen.  Once I'm in PPP mode, I bring up netscape but it tells me the URL cant be found.  How can I keep a steady connection to my ISP?  Also, how can I get Netscape to see the URL?  The URL is the homepage for my ISP, therefore I know the URL is correct.  It was placed in the General Preferences in Netscape as my home path.  This is starting to take me ages to figure out even when it should have been done in half hour.
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by:ultra2i
ID: 1587528
Winmodems will not work under linux.  Period.  Under any circumstances..
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