Three days ago I got online!
After changing, resetting, trying different settings for various Mint/Gnome files, my pppconfig access to dialup started to work using pon/poff method in the terminal. Unfortunately, I cannot pinpoint the exact changes which made everything good to go because in my blurry states of frustration
, sometimes I remembered to reboot after adjustments and sometimes not.
The following adjustments were likely key to solving the connection/error message issues:
1) My Zoom USB modem is external. During "sudo pppconfig" setup, the port options were
"/dev/ttySn" where n = 0-3. There was no option for /dev/modem as in previous pppconfig setups. So, I manually typed in during configuration and configured NM (Network Manager) to match. No go. Then, I used command "dmesg" in the terminal to determine which port my modem was interfacing with. First, "dmesg" without modem attached. Then, "dmesg" with modem attached, to compare results. USB port info was at end of list. Port indicated was ttyACM0. (That's a zero at the end.) Reconfigured pppconfig w/this new info- note that ISPConnect setting or "Ack string" must be /d/c/ and not (") as suggested in pppconfig protocol. Went into NM to reconfigure as well, although not sure if the last step required.
Other steps which may or may not have influenced successful connection:
2) Going into /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf file and disabling dnmasq by commenting out (putting # in front of line). Then, sudo restart network-manager. But! Since reenabling dnmasq again, pon/poff method still works.
3) Took suggestion from oobetimer in this post:viewtopic.php?f=157&t=103085&start=0&hilit=mint+10+dialup+modem+connects+but+does+not+load+sites
and created /etc/resolv.conf file using google codes -
4) Went into NM to add, then removed, my ISP IP numbers from "local host" setting.
So!... am online through Maya Mate as I write this post.
(Have since downloaded GParted Gnome PPP/WVDial. The latter cannot "find the modem" and cannot "resolve local host name" but I'll write separate post and continue browsing forums for what is going wrong there. Also, will seek help w/separate post on why my WiFi, at local hotspot, won't enable browser to work although Mint Maya OS indicates a connection.)
Thank you for wading through this post. Hope my experience helps another ill-supported dialupper out there.
Best to all,
(Helpful Mint forum posts for dialup:viewtopic.php?f=49&t=39255&p=228638&hilit=usb+dialup+modem#p228638viewtopic.php?f=49&t=105883&p=604378&hilit=uninstall+mint#p604378