View Full Version : Dialing problem from console

04-19-2003, 10:28 AM
I have installed Knoppix 3.1 on the harddisk.

While I am able to log on to internet using KPPP, but if I use wvdial with the same /etc/wvdial.conf file which I was using successfully with Red Hat 7.1 earlier also and the same /etc/resolv.conf, I am able to connect to the ISP but the connection is not there for more that 5 to 10 seconds and then ppp process dies out with error code 16 which means the connetion was terminated by connecting modem. I am not able to ping to the DNS for whatever period I am connected to.

Don't know why.

I tried to use pppconfig, but when I do pon, pppd is not dialing the ISP even.

This is all happening when I am logged in as root.

What could be the possible reason.

04-21-2003, 10:59 PM
Here is how I connect to the internet
I use bellsouth to dialup to the internet
click on the K and go to the Knoppix menu and get to a root console
type in pppconfig and follow the directions
type in your provider name (i just typed in bs since i use bellsouth)
type in your username and password and phone number that you are dialing into and save the configuration
when you exit pppconfig type pon <your providers name>
so mine would be
pon bs
then it dials up to bellsouth and i'm on the net
to sign off type
and it will disconnect
I hope this helps

04-22-2003, 12:40 PM
I did exactly the similar, instead of
# pon bs

I am using

# pon now

now is the name of my ISP.

Please suggest.

04-22-2003, 05:15 PM
Sorry, not sure what to tell you from here. It may be a modem issue instead of a software issue.
What make/model of modem do you have, and is it internal or external.