[plug] ppp dialup problems

Bruce Fountain Bruce.Fountain at mi-services.com
Tue Oct 17 13:57:10 WST 2000

> Not only is the modem not dialling, it's not responding at all.  Are you
> sure it's plugged into the correct serial port?
> If you've looked into all those things (power, cables etc), then try
> talking direct to the modem with minicom.  Run 'minicom -s' to tell
> minicom what serial port to use (among other things), then see if the
> modem responds when you run minicom without -s.

It is definitely plugged into the correct serial port, because
when I activate the connection the "TR" light on the modem goes
on. When I deactivate the connection the light goes off. Running
minicom also toggles the light. I have no idea what the "TR"
light means since my manual seems to have gone missing.

It is possible that I have a hardware fault in either the
modem or the serial connection. This is an old system and it
has recently crossed the nullabor in a seatainer.


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