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From: Mick <michaelkintzios@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Switching to Bellsouth dial-up, trying to anyway. :-(
Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2007 10:29:07
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Switching to Bellsouth dial-up, trying to anyway. :-( by Dale
1 On Wednesday 30 May 2007 00:25, Dale wrote:
2 > Hi,
3 >
4 > I'm trying to switch ISPs over to Bell South. I can not get it to
5 > connect up though. I have tried wvdial and Kppp with no luck. This is
6 > what I am getting.
7 [snip]
8 >
9 > I did a google search and nothing made sense to me. I did try adding
10 > lcp-max-configure 30 to /etc/ppp/options though. Still no go.
11 >
12 > Anybody have a clue on how to fix this??
14 This is not going to help, but for what it's worth I used to have the same
15 problem with a number of ISP dial-up numbers in the UK. I could get a
16 dialling tone but for some reason the ISP modem would not pick up/respond. My
17 modem would start the handshake but the ISP's would continue ringing. After
18 trying out about a dozen different telephone Nos or so, I managed to find one
19 ( which worked without a problem; i.e. the ISP's modem would pick
20 up and the handshake complete. I never understood what was the cause of this
21 problem and would be interested to see what fixes it for you.
23 Another thing, in the UK some ISP's modems are set to ignore calls which do
24 not identify their telephone number. In such cases the dial up connection
25 will not work if you withhold your number. If your phone settings are set to
26 automatically withhold the number then in the UK you would need to prefix the
27 dial up number with 1470, e.g. 1470 0845 0798313
29 Good luck!
30 --
31 Regards,
32 Mick


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Re: [gentoo-user] Switching to Bellsouth dial-up, trying to anyway. :-( Dale <dalek@××××××××××.net>