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Old 06-06-2003, 02:39 PM   #1
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Question ISPs that support Linux


This is my first post!
Ok, I'm kinda new to linux, I'm trying to make a total change to Linux and stop using windows, if that is possible.

Now to my subject...
Please list some reliable ISPs you know and that you have previous experience with. Free and Non-free. I'll probably end up using a pay-isp since i hate pop-up ads.
Please rate each ISP you list on a scale from 1 to 10

Does NetZero Platinum support Linux? I'm asking because that's what i use with windows.

Thanks

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Old 06-06-2003, 02:42 PM   #2
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Huh? Linux ISP's? There might be one...I think in Texas...

Roadrunner 10
SBCGlobal DSL 9
No linux support from either one.
I didn't want their handholding anyway......
 
Old 06-06-2003, 02:48 PM   #3
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no linux support from either one?
how do you access the internet with linux then?
 
Old 06-06-2003, 02:52 PM   #4
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If by support you mean 'can I use it with Linux' then just about every ISP should work. Now, if by support you mean 'can I call my ISP and get config and setup help for linux' then I imagine the answer will be a resounding no for almost all ISPs.

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Old 06-06-2003, 02:59 PM   #5
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yeah by support i mean "Can I use it with Linux.."

thanks slightcrazed

Ok, so to install netzero in my Linux distro do i just run the exe file or what?
 
Old 06-06-2003, 03:01 PM   #6
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NetZero (free or premium) does not seem to be supporting Linux ....anyway, my PC had a winmodem so even if they did support, I could not dial to connect to their server b'coz of winmodem issues...I know there R drivers for winmoem to make it work on Linux...(but that is besides the main issue here)

If U've got a normal modem (not a winmodem), then call up NetZero help desk to ask them whether U can dial and connect to their server using Linux.??? But do not expect any support....

U'r best bet might be DSL...

Good luck buddy !!
 
Old 06-06-2003, 03:02 PM   #7
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I guess you can use just about anything then...

I don't know about the free/adware ISP's You'll probably need Win for that stuff. Anything else should work...watch out for USBmodems, though. They're tricky...
 
Old 06-06-2003, 03:09 PM   #8
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and what r u guys using? msn? aol? earthlink?
If can't use Netzero (my current isp) with linux, then maybe i'm gonna have to switch to another isp
 
Old 06-06-2003, 03:13 PM   #9
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Broadband, baby!!!!!!

I used to have Roadrunner, but it went up to $47 a month. Now I use SBCGlobal DSL for $29 a month. I won't go back to dialup until I can't afford Ramen anymore.
 
Old 06-06-2003, 03:19 PM   #10
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AFAIK, AOL or MSN does NOT support Linux...
Even DSL/Cable Modem providers do NOT support Linux ...But U can configure Linux to connect to the NET via DSL/Cable modem...
Of course, the many ISPs do not provide support for Linux...
 
Old 06-06-2003, 03:27 PM   #11
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just look in your local phonebook, and shop for best price. you don't need to go to a big national ISP(unless you like busy signals). the only info you need from them is the phone number,dns numbers, and a username and password. if they ask just say you're using win98. the help desk dorks get confused when you mention linux.
 
Old 06-06-2003, 03:38 PM   #12
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I'm using Smart Link 56K Voice Modem. Is that a winmodem?
 
Old 06-06-2003, 03:40 PM   #13
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Yeah,theres no way to get Netzero to work directly in linux, I have it.

Heres what I do: I run an old windows 98 machine and connect to netzero on that, then use ICS (internect connection sharing) to broadcast the internet out over my network using DHCP to my linux box, which then picks it up.

For an ISP to work w/ Linux, they usuall need to be using PPP. So if the ISP says they use standard PPP, you should be able to connect just fine.
 
Old 06-06-2003, 03:41 PM   #14
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Meet your new best friend....

http://www.google.com/linux


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Old 06-06-2003, 03:45 PM   #15
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they make a bunch, got a model number
 
  


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