cannot get wvdial to stay connected.

john smith no at
Tue Nov 26 04:22:41 PST 2002

""Laurence Turpin"" <laurie.turpin at> wrote in message
news:001d01c292fe$6e90ff60$9a49fea9 at cashbasexqg5i2...
> Hi
> I have installed wvstreams and wvdial as stated in the blfs-book.
> I can connect ok.
> The problem is I get connected and then immediately I get disconnected
> The error given is
> The pppd has died.
> Exit code 16 The link was terminated by the modem hanging up.
> The /var/log/sys.log file has the following
> pppd.2.4.1 started by root, uid 0
> using interface ppp0
> Connect: ppp0<--> /dev/ttyS1
> Hangup (SIGHUP)
> modem hangup
> I am using:
> pppd-2.4.1
> wvdial-1.53
> wvstreams-3.70
> The modem is an external 3com US Robotics 56k faxmodem
> I can get the same modem to work with wvdial on another machine I have
> which is running mankrake 8.2 so I know the modem works ok and works with
> Linux
> Has anyone any ideas as to what the problem could be

Hi, Was having the same trouble and found (like Oneyed) that putting my
username and password in /etc/ppp/pap-secrets made it work.  I would still
rather it worked.

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