Connecting to Ricochet wireless networks
To get a Ricochet modem working with the BeOS:
- Launch the Dial-Up Networking preferences panel.
- Create a new connection by clicking on the drop-down menu next to “Connect To.” Name it “Ricochet” for ease of identification. Enter
777*PPPfor the phone number and your user account name.
- Click the Settings button and enter the Primary (22.214.171.124) and Secondary (126.96.36.199) Ricochet addresses. Leave Server Type set to Standard PPP. Click Done.
- On Modem type, select
Generic AT Commands, AT&F&C1&D2.
- BeOS should have detected which port your modem is connected to. Unless you cannot access the modem at all, leave the default selection as is.
- Set the modem speed to 57600.
- Click Done. Leave the Dial-Up Networking window open.
- Navigate to
/boot/home/config/etcfolder and find a file named ppp-script.sample. Make a copy of this file as
ppp-script. Turn off the read-only status of this file by opening a Terminal and typing:
chmod a+w /boot/home/config/etc/ppp-script
- Open this file and delete everything except the
#!/bin/shat the beginning of the file.
- On the next line, type “-vj” without the quotes. BeOS executes this file every time you make a connection. Your file should look like this when done:
-vjswitch does is disable Van Jacobsen compression which is a transmission compression protocol that Ricochet does not support. Restore the read-only settings on the file with:
chmod a-w /boot/home/config/etc/ppp-script
- Returning to the Dial-Up Networking window, click the Connect button.
- You should now be connected to the Ricochet network using PPP. At the bottom of the Dial-Up Networking box you should see in the “Connection” section a counting timer indicating elapsed time online and your Local IP address (you can also access this information by right-clicking on the Deskbar DUN replicant and selecting Dial-Up Statistics from the context menu).
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