Can Not Communicate With Dialup Modem When Networked

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In order to communicate with your modem while networked, you need to add it to the route table. This can be done in a root console while the modem is connected to your ISP by entering the following command:

route add default ppp0 

Once the above has been proven to correct the communication problem it can be automated with a simple shell script placed in directory /etc/ppp/ip-up.d What happens is that when the modem connection is made with the ISP, any scripts in that directory are executed.

  • To create the script, open File Manager - Super User Mode and browse to the /etc/ppp/ip-up.d directory.
  • Pull down the Tools menu and select Open Terminal.
  • In the terminal, enter the following command (the script name is here assumed to be DoRoute):
touch DoRoute 

Close the terminal window and click on the newly created but empty DoRoute file. The file will be opened with the text editor. Enter the following lines:

route add default ppp0 
  • Save the file and close the editor.
  • Right-click on the file and select Properties. In the Permissions tab click to check the is executable check box, then click OK."
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