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Connection Instructions

    Our DialzipTM dialup network is compatible with all Linux operating systems.  Linux is open source and has several default dialers.  Check your Linux documentation for which dialer your system supports.  If you do not know, try the Universal Dialer or the command line dialer. Please note most Linux dialers do not have dymanic DNS and therfore require DNS addresses. Please contact us if we forget to provide you with these settings.  To setup your account properly you should be familiar with the dialup protocols of your operating system. 

    Setup for Linux using the WvDIAL Command Line Dialer: 

WvDial is a command-line PPP system.  Since its two components wvdialconf and wvdial must be run as root (which means you must have ownership of the machine you are running it on). Therefore, this option is most likely effective when you run or lease your own Linux machine (the majority of you).

1.) From the command line, run wvdialconf newconffile.  It will generate a config file located at /etc/wvdial.conf and will also look at your COMM ports at the same time to detect your available modems.

[root@blah /root]# wvdialconf newconffile
Scanning your serial ports for a modem.

ttyS1<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 -- OK
ttyS1<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 Z -- OK
ttyS1<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 -- OK
ttyS1<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 -- OK
ttyS1<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 -- OK
ttyS1<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 S11=55 -- OK
ttyS1<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 S11=55 +FCLASS=0 -- OK
ttyS1<*1>: Modem Identifier: ATI -- 28800
ttyS1<*1>: Speed 2400: AT -- OK
ttyS1<*1>: Speed 4800: AT -- OK
ttyS1<*1>: Speed 9600: AT -- OK
ttyS1<*1>: Speed 19200: AT -- OK
ttyS1<*1>: Speed 38400: AT -- OK
ttyS1<*1>: Speed 57600: AT -- OK
ttyS1<*1>: Speed 115200: AT -- OK
ttyS1<*1>: Max speed is 115200; that should be safe.
ttyS1<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 S11=55 +FCLASS=0 -- OK
ttyS0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 -- ATQ0 V1 E1 -- ATQ0 V1 E1 -- nothing.
Port Scan<*1>: S2 S3

Found a modem on /dev/ttyS1.

2.) If a modem was not detected check that your modem is properly installed and your jack is properly plugged in.  The system will only be able to detect a modem if you have it attatched to the phone line.

3.) Now edit your /etc/wvdial.conf file to reflect the primary phone number you will use to dial into our service and the username and password we provided. Open up /etc/wvdial.conf in any text editor like pico.

[Dialer Defaults]
Modem = /dev/ttyS1
Baud = 115200
Init1 = ATZ
Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 S11=55 +FCLASS=0
; Phone = 555-1212
; Username = my_login_name
; Password = my_login_password

4.) Make sure to remove the three ; marks.

5.) You should be all set.

6.) To connect to us run wvdial from the command line.  Your Linux box should dial out and connect to us.

7.) If you have any problems try the wvdial homepage.  The wvdial system may have updates or other hints listed there.