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56K US Robotics config on a RH 9.0 box

By angelo ·
Having trouble to get my 56K US Robotics faxmodem work on my RH 9.0 box. Have used redhat-config-network and wvdialconf without much success. Any idea or workaround to have my modem work? Thanks!

Angelo.

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56K US Robotics config on a RH 9.0 box

by Chris Hardy In reply to 56K US Robotics config on ...

Just saying 'having trouble' is a very broad thing!

couple of things to try..

1) is /dev/modem pointing at the right port? the numbers are 1 less than in DOS/windows (ie. cua0 or ttyS0 is the equivalent of COM1)

2) if the machine is seeingthe modem, but can't dial/receive, try putting ATZ as the initialisation string.

HTH

Chris

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56K US Robotics config on a RH 9.0 box

by Chris Hardy In reply to 56K US Robotics config on ...

Is it an internal or external modem? If it's internal, and relatively new it could be a software modem, which you'll be lucky to get running under linux.

When trying to dial, do you hear the 'click' of the relay?

OK - any chance of trying the modem on another machine?
Is it possible there is a problem with your line, or cable to the modem etc? USR modems are very fussy about the cable from it to the phone socket.. i presume you are using the one that came with it.
If possible, try it on a friend's machine - using all your cables.

There is a hyperterminal type of program with RedHat (can't remember what it's called).. install it, and try to talk to the modem using the AT command set, and see what happens.. issue the ATZ command,then ATDT with a phone number and see if it dials.

just some more 'food for thought'

Chris

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56K US Robotics config on a RH 9.0 box

by angelo In reply to 56K US Robotics config on ...

Thanks Chris,
1./dev/modem is pointing to the right port (ttyS0 in this case)
2.Yes the modem is seen but no dial/receive.

Would appreciate further comments.

Regards.

Angelo.

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