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I just installed Red Hat Linux 5.2, which pretty much configured my modem for me. I used Minicom to dial up, I get as far as connecting, then a 'no carrier' response.
Also, it shows that I am connected at 38,400, I only have a 28,000 modem, am I crazy???
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bluepet earned 20 total points
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minicom to dial up...??? you need to use ppp to make dialup connection....

go to yahoo and search for ezppp
download it and read the readme file ... follow the instruction and you will be connected within 10 minutes time...
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38,400 would be your DTE rate..which is the rate which your computer and modem are talking to one another.  The rate that your modem talks to the other modem is called the DCE, and is essentially what you "really get" as far as speed goes.  Although, due to some compression techniques, you can reach speeds higher than 28,800, and even higher than 38,400 depending on the data...so on that note you may want to fiddle with some settings and crank it up to 57,600 or 115,200 if it supports it.

I think that answers your question that, No you are not crazy.  Points please?  :)

P.S. Yes, bluepet is right, you can't use minicom for doing a PPP connection...

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