----- Original Message -----
From: Lars Eighner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 5:37 PM
Subject: Hardware modem
My question is about getting Fedora 15 to recognize a hardware modem and
then setting up ppp "on demand" to use it.
I made the mistake of installing Fedora 15 with the GUI.* This only told me
that my modem was "unplugged."* And I could not figure out how to drop out
of the GUI to a command line terminal. So I overwrote the installation with
"minimal." Now I get a command line prompt (in teeny tiny font).* However I
could not find anything helpful (to me) in /dev or /etc/ppp.
I have googled many combinations, but so far all the queries about modems I
have read are about getting winmodems to work.* I do not have a winmodem. I
have a 3COM PCI (internal) hardware modem which works flawlessly with
FreeBSD sio (that's the serial io device).
If I can find out how to configure a dialer and authentication, I would like
for ppp "on demand" to work for my only non-root user, which will be me.
Otherwise, I just got a nine piece coaster set for $30 from OSdisc.com.
(PS: I am a 20-year user of FreeBSD.)
----- End of Original Message -----
You may use wvdial
Become root user
$ su -
# wvdialconf /etc/wvdial.conf
it will scan for a modem.* Hopefully it finds one, like /dev/ttyS0, or /dev/ttySX where X, 0..4 or similar.
Edit this file was root user with your favorite editor, add username, password, ISP phone number and a line "Carrier Check = no", you might need to add "Stupid Mode = yes", in case you cannot connect.* Then after editing & saving the file.* Try to connect to your ISP
if you get a connection, to disconnect you use CTRL + C;
if you can connect, but cannot browse add the nameservers that you get when you seem to get connected to /etc/resolv.conf and you should be able to surf the web.* Let me know if you need more help
P.S.* I am an on/off FreeBSD user since FreeBSD 5.3, along with Fedora
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