[clug] Netspeed satlink & ppp dialers...

Basil Chupin blchupin at tpg.com.au
Tue Jun 10 00:03:34 EST 2003

Geoff Smith wrote:

> I wasn't....
> Maybe I worded this bit badly?
> >>I've always used wvdial to do my dialling, but for some reason with
> >>netspeed, it always takes 3 or 4 attempts before it will set up a
> >>connection correctly. Every other time it tells me INVALID LOGIN.
> Should be more like: when I use wvdial to dial into netspeed it takes 
> 3 or 4 attempts......
> Not trying to lay blame, I just don't want my phone bill to stay at 
> the current quadrupled state it is in :-)
> Cheers,
> Geoff
> Chris Fletcher wrote:
>> Hmmm...
>> I'm no rocket scientist (well, I used to be!) but if one dialler 
>> works every
>> time and the other doesn't and all other hardware is equal I would 
>> not be
>> blaming the ISP ;-)
Try doing this in /etc/ppp/options:

* rem out the line " lcp-echo-interval 30"

* also rem out the next item " lcp-echo-failure 4"

* increase (this is optional, suit yourself here) the item "idle nn" to 
"idle 1200", and

* remove the rem against "maxfail nn" and increase the value to read 
"maxfail 30"

I had similar troubles to you until I did the above fiddles.

Also, have a look at wvdial.conf in /etc to see if all the values there 
are what they should be (ie, what you set them to when configuring the 
modem/connection settings) and make sure that Stupid Mode is set to 1.


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