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Old 04-09-2002, 12:59 AM   #1
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Question America Online Access


How might a newbie access the internet if he's on dsl and uses America Online as an ISP. Heck, even dial up access would be fine.

I'm on a Windows network, with a Windows 2000 machine acting as a proxy server for Windows 9.x boxes.

Thanks
 
Old 04-09-2002, 01:10 AM   #2
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What does it use as an authantication and assigning IP method? If it is DHCP I think it is doable, just configure NIC for DHCP, it might be off question if it is a PPPoE, but again roaring penguin http://www.roaringpenguin.com software might work.
Ok it was for DSL, as for dial up I don't think you can connect to AOL servers with linux, but I heard there is an AOL port for linux available on the net, try google search.
 
Old 04-09-2002, 03:37 AM   #3
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Just to take away any doubt...no you surely cannont connect to AOL via dial-up and last I checked (maybe a year ago or so) you cant even connect to AOL via DSL. but since you are running through another OS (win 2k) it might work (i dont see why not) but i dont kno how to get such a thing to work. post this question on the network forum....maybe you'll get something then.
 
Old 04-09-2002, 10:41 AM   #4
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AOL considering Linux device
http://news.com.com/2100-1001-225568.html

AOL embraces Linux and Mozilla, plans to drop MS Explorer
http://www.theregus.com/content/23/24275.html

It looks like in the future you will see aol access in linux.
 
Old 04-09-2002, 09:38 PM   #5
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Don't use aol!
 
Old 04-10-2002, 01:42 AM   #6
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Re: America Online Access

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Originally posted by WindowsZombie
How might a newbie access the internet if he's on dsl and uses America Online as an ISP. Heck, even dial up access would be fine.

I'm on a Windows network, with a Windows 2000 machine acting as a proxy server for Windows 9.x boxes.

Thanks
You may want to go to Freshmeat.net and do a search for pengaol. I have it installed and believe I am almost there as far as connecting to aol through this somewhat hack for dialup.
 
Old 04-10-2002, 01:46 AM   #7
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Cool AOL hack

Taz, you da man. Keep me posted and thanks for the advice.
 
Old 04-10-2002, 08:12 AM   #8
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if the win2k gateway assings IPs by dhcp, set your nic to obtain an ip from dhcp and set your gateway to the win2k box ip
 
Old 08-14-2002, 01:48 AM   #9
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Anybody got aol dsl working?

If so what modem?

I have a friend that is using it and wants to setup a linux router.


he has a usb modem

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