On Sun, 4 Apr 2004 20:36:17 +0100
Eoin Mcloughlin <anomnity_itself at sadness.ro> wrote:
> I have just attempted to move from eircom free to a subscription
> account. I used to use wvdial to connect and now, with this new
> account, I cant connect. After pppd starts, it will disconnect after
> about 5 seconds with the error "a modem hung up".
> Now, I would like to be able to continue using wvdial - i know its
> possible, ive done it before - there is some obscure option to change
> in the config. Is there anyone using wvdial to acccess an eircom
> subscription? Could anyone help me with an example config file?
This may have been true of Eircom free as well but when we moved to
eircom subscription from utv we had similar problems. The
(usual/default) connect script expects a login prompt then a password
prompt and supplies the relevent info. Turns out that eircom
subscription doesn't supply a login or password prompt, it just sits
there and waits for you to guess you now have to supply a password.
In our case changing the
ogin:--ogin: $ACCOUNT \
'Welcome to eircom !' $ACCOUNT \
in /usr/sbin/ppp-on-dialer fixed it. Don't expect any help from the
technical support if it is this (we asked "What do you use as your login
prompt?" and they didn't either know or understand the question)
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