Joined: Feb. 2006
||Posted: Oct. 06 2008,21:04
I still want it but have no more ability and await your more expert assistance.
I have win 95, 98, me, xp on relative machined. the linux are slackware and or variations of. the modems are various internal except for the external required to run dsl on the xp box. all worked fine prior to the new isp
with the new isp I did nothing to the machines but change the standard info...name, number. the win me on the laptop seemes to also dial and send the info three times but then connects without issues..I do not connect xp to the account but used the external and booted dsl via usb thumb for access on the box. as mentioned in the original post, when I click connect it dials the number and sends info three times but rather than connect I get a post that says ^alarm..no carrier or something else then connect script failed.
the reason I mentioned etc/resolve.config is that with the slackware although it connected fine I was unable to access google or various other pages but easily accessed sites as this one..It was suggested on another forum to use a different number set(dns?) which solved the problem.
In this case ( the external) I am not connecting at all and did not know what would be possible issues. I tested the modem which seems to work, the dsl on thunb with external worked fine the last time booted on old provider. so I thought it may be solvable...it really was fun to use and is currently unavailable...and thanks if anyone has anything that helps me understand what is the issue..and get back on line...although I can use the others it was this that I was actually useing every day.....the slackwares are installed to hd and tested online but used for other purpose currently
I did try the newer live dsl 4.4.3 cd but the dialog box disappears when I click create account..being relatively happy with what I had I would like to get it working.
The modems in the other boxs are isa, aquired for linux and the xp box has no isa slots and a winmodem that is not linux friendly, thus the external, which was suggested during my initial use of linux. thus I could only test the external on them.
currently patients is forced somewhat as I am busy (thought I was patient), but hoped that another post may prompt response..and did...sorry
ya long and likely no helpfulls (usefull info)..what info is helpfull for you?
thanks for any