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29th June 2004, 05:05 AM
I just replaced my dual-boot Mandrake 9.1 with dual-boot Fedora Core 2 and like it a lot. One problem, though: I absolutely cannot get any response from the internet. My machine is set up as a simple desktop workstation and is not connected to any network. I have a 56k external modem (I'll get the details if that's important--I'm writing from the office). KPPP recognizes the modem, dials it, and makes the connection with the ISP (via a pphone number supplied by our phone company). But, when I try to go to the menu page in order to sign-in, I get "Web Page Not Found" and a flat ine on the KPPP graph.
Yes, I've checked the address (in both text and numbers). I brought down the firewall. Nothin'.
It works fine in Windows XP. It worked fine in Mandrake 9.1. What gives?
29th June 2004, 05:09 AM
did you try yo ping www.yahoo.com ???? type : ping www.yahoo.com
29th June 2004, 06:16 PM
In order for me to have any access to the net, I have to go through my phone company's logon page. I don't think that I'll be able to ping anything other than http://menu.bezeq.net, but I'll give it a try tonight.
What's the deal with Yahoo? I've seen in other threads that people are able to ping Yahoo and nothing else.
29th June 2004, 06:29 PM
did you input any DNS address to make work....because your modem may dial up but it may not connect due to the fact that you need dns address from your isp....i have dsl and dial up for back up and i had to enter primary and secondary dns address to surf the web DNS address = 220.127.116.11 or something similiar
29th June 2004, 08:15 PM
i want you test to ping yahoo or an another site to see if your modem can access to the net ...
Maybe it's your browser the problem ...
But check your dns name server, it can be a solution (normally your isp provide it to you or you can ask them for it)
29th June 2004, 08:17 PM
Edit /etc/resolv.conf and you have to add your ISP server IP number (DNS) like this:
10th July 2004, 12:54 AM
I tried everything everyone suggested. Still no response from the server.
Again, I am trying to go in either:
-- through my provider's phone number (PAP/CHAP with password) or
-- through our phone company's internet access phone number (script-based, no password required), which requires me to first go to their sign-in site (http://gate.bezeq.net) and choose a provider from a list - then I get access to the net.
The modem reponds to the connection (CONNECT), but I get no remote response after that. I can ping the remote IP (as indicated on my KPPP), but can't get my browser (either Konqueror or Firefox) to get a repsonse from the server. It tells me that the sever cannot be found.
I cannot ping anything other than my ISP because I can't get through the sign-in procedure.
Again, I have no problem with Mandrake or WinXP.
Bummer, Fedora seems like a pretty tight package, other than this.
10th July 2004, 01:17 AM
do you isp need a proxy to work ????
12th July 2004, 08:15 PM
Nope. No need for a proxy. Again, with Mandrake 9.1 and 10, KPPP hooks up right out of the box. I just need to define the phone number.
12th July 2004, 08:17 PM
I also seem to be hooking up at a very slow speed.
12th July 2004, 08:42 PM
do you know the modem chipset (conexant, lucent, intel)???
if it worked under mdk 9.1 i dont see why it does not work under fc :confused: i also use mdk and everything that works in fc2 worked in mkd 9.1, 9.2 and 10.... :eek:
do a google search for your modem driver and see it something comes for linux....most of the time if there is driver for linux it will be listed :D
12th July 2004, 09:40 PM
The modem's an external Cyber Bullet E56-K with some sort of V90 K56 Rockwell/Connexant chipset.
13th July 2004, 02:10 AM
I've had this problem.... I could not get connected to the internet even though kppp had dialled up and got through. Theres a bug somewhere. I instead created an internet connection through the network connections option in system tools, and that works fine
13th July 2004, 02:27 AM
If you could just give me a brief blow-by-blow of how to do that, I'll go home tonight and give it a whirl. Thanks much.
13th July 2004, 07:02 AM
No need for the blow-by-blow. IT WORKS!
Thanks a lot, Matt Black!! You're tops!
14th July 2004, 03:29 AM
No problem. I'm a newbie myself and this is the first time that I've been able to help anybody on a forum, so I'm quite pleased with myself! :)
17th July 2004, 02:49 AM
I just installed Fedora Core 2 last night and had this same problem so I'll give this solution a try tonight. Mandrake 10.0 and Xandros Desktop OS OCE worked out of the box. Well, I did have to tweak the 'serial' file in Mankdrake 10 to get it to work with my USR 56K Performance Pro modem. It is little things like this that discourage Linux newbies like me. Thankfully I know how to search the net to find solutions.
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