[wplug] ppp/laptop problem

mdanish at andrew.cmu.edu mdanish at andrew.cmu.edu
Fri Nov 2 15:40:37 EST 2001

On Fri, Nov 02, 2001 at 03:37:26PM -0500, Scott F. Kiesling wrote:
> Hi-
> I have had trouble getting my laptop to connect to a dialup account for ages. 
> I'm finally getting around to asking someone about it again. 
> I'm having trouble making a ppp connection using a PCMCIA card (Xircom 
> ethernet/modem combo). I am sure the ppp configuration is correct, although I 
> thought perhaps I had the wrong device but when I use anything else but 
> /dev/ttyS0 I get an error that suggests there's no modem on that device (so 
> the lack of that error on /dev/ttyS0 suggests that that's the right one). SO 
> when I use pon to connect, literally nothing happens. When I do 'plog' it 
> just tells me it waited a long time, nothing happens, and then it gives up. 
> It seems to be detecting something because if I pick up and extension, I get 
> an 'alarm' message from plog. I know the line has a dial tone. What could be 
> wrong? And more importantly, how might it be fixed? This is debian on a Dell 
> Inspiron 5000.
Sounds like the drivers aren't being loaded for your card.  Did you check
to make sure pcmcia-cs supports this Xircom?  And that it's not a winmodem?
Often the non-ISA modems are winmodems :/

http://pcmcia-cs.sourceforge.net/ or so might be a place to start

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