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Problem conecting to internet via a dial up modem. I am not able to connect using the dial up modem. the log is as follows - SuSE Meta pppd (smpppd-ifcfg), ...
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    pppd[0] died: Connect script failed (exit code 8)


    Problem conecting to internet via a dial up modem.

    I am not able to connect using the dial up modem.
    the log is as follows -

    SuSE Meta pppd (smpppd-ifcfg), Version 1.16 on linux.
    Status is: disconnected
    trying to connect to smpppd
    connect to smpppd
    Status is: disconnected
    Status is: connecting
    pppd[0]: Plugin passwordfd.so loaded.
    pppd[0]: --> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.54.0
    pppd[0]: --> Initializing modem.
    pppd[0]: --> Sending: AT Q0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
    pppd[0]: AT Q0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
    pppd[0]: OK
    pppd[0]: --> Sending: ATM1
    pppd[0]: ATM1
    pppd[0]: OK
    pppd[0]: --> Sending: ATX3
    pppd[0]: ATX3
    pppd[0]: OK
    pppd[0]: --> Modem initialized.
    pppd[0]: --> Sending: ATDP172222
    pppd[0]: --> Waiting for carrier.
    pppd[0]: ATDP172222
    pppd[0]: NO ANSWER
    pppd[0]: --> Unknown dial response string.
    pppd[0]: --> Disconnecting at Sat May 28 14:09:15 2005
    pppd[0]: Connect script failed
    Status is: disconnected
    pppd[0] died: Connect script failed (exit code

    Please help. I have checed all, the connections, dial tone everything is present. but i always get this message of unknown dial response string.
    I have enabled stupid mode too... but same problem. But the same modem connects from windows OS, so please help me with the problem

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    You're dialling the phone number "172222". Is this the right number (no leading '0', area code, etc)?

    You could try dialling out manually with minicom ("man minicom" for details) and see exactly what you're receiving.

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    I installed minicom but am not able to understand how to issue AT commands to the modem from minicom. Can you please help me in that. And yeah the number is right.. no prefix required.

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    then check if the number is working by picking up your phone and call 172222

    if you could hear the noisy "beeeep booop" tone then the problem lies in your configuration.

    or try

    Code:
    wvdialconf /etc/wvdial.conf
    at shell prompt, then edit /etc/wvdial.conf and put in your username, password and phone number, uncomment the column i.e. remove the ;

    then

    Code:
    wvdial
    good luck

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    still no luck.. getting the same error....
    Can you tell me how to use minicom, maybe then atleast i can see the response on terminal...

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    "man minicom" will give you the basics. Once you're in minicom use Ctl-A, then Z to get a help list. Use M to initialise the modem, E to set echo on (useful so you can see what you're typing!) and then type the AT commands to perform what you want (ATDP 1722222, etc). You'll get the hang of it soon enough! I found it very useful to sort out a US Robotics modem that wasn't playing ball.

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