Does anyone use Wanadoo? - I'm losing faith in linux
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Does anyone use Wanadoo? - I'm losing faith in linux
I don't like open ended questions, but Linux user groups in the UK are non-existant. I have been browsing site to site trying to find anyone who uses a dial-up Wanadoo Anytime with Linux. I bought a new modem and everything, but I just wanted to know if it is actually possible to connect with this UK ISP (formally known as Freeserve).
Have you tried this ? There's a few link's to LUG's "in your neck of the wood's"
To the best of my knowledge, Wannado (ex-freeserve) use normal TCP/IP so it should be a case of using something like kppp (if KDE's your thing) and just applying the relevant info.
No, sorry I can't tell you how, I'm lucky enough to be in a broadband area.
But if you post what the modem you got, and what the relevant log's say, then maybe someone could point you in the right direction
p.s. Sorry if it's stating the obvious but
Your IP address is allocated dynamically - you do not need to set this.
Domain name service is dynamic - but if domain name server (DNS) addresses are required, you should use 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52
The address of the Wanadoo homepage is: http://www.wanadoo.co.uk/
The address of the Wanadoo proxy is: http://www-cache.freeserve.com/
The port number of the Wanadoo proxy is: 8080
The address of the Wanadoo SMTP mail server is: smtp.wanadoo.co.uk
The address of the Wanadoo POP mail server is: pop.wanadoo.co.uk
and even my LUG don't seem averse to having people on the mailing list who are outside our area (as I understand it), but they may direct you to something closer!
I know it's bad practice, but when something's new to me and I don't understand what the hell I'm doing (which is most of the time), I usually direct the post to the newbie forum.
I just reread your post and spotted your comment about wvdial. Again, having alway's had a broadband connection since I started meddling with linux mean's I've been spoiled. Hence I can't really be of much help.
But yes I have also been in the "boot back into windows for help" boat. I know exactly how annoying it is.
Here's the link that I found for wvdial (if you haven't already checked it out) and there's also this if you're prepared to try kppp - sorry, I'm guessing that as you've got deadrat installed you're using gnome so I don't know whether you'd need the kde libraries, or whether it'll just work (I've got both kde and gnome installed - ah, the luxury of it )
Maybe that'll help some, if not sorry that I can't be of more help (when shit hit's the fan with my system, I usually end up blundering around in the dark as well!)
I have both gnome and kde libraries installed. Deadrat does come with them both y'know. I really bought redhat 9 at the wrong time, exactly when the fedora project came out. Thanks for replying anyway bigjohn, you have restored my faith a little with those links...and if all else fails, I can wait until 2005 when British Telecom put the bb cables in! >.<
Just don't give up. You could alway's have a quick surf and get some of those "pre-burned" download edition fedora disc's and try that, it may be some sort of update required or something like that.
there's plenty of choice here and the prices are pretty good as well. dunno which disc's you'd need, but probably the cheaper ones toward the bottom of the linked page (unless you've got a mate with broadband who'd do the download for nothing - plus a burner of course - all mine have been done under windows burning the disc's with nero)
I live in the UK and dialup to freeserve (wanadoo).
So long as your modem is detected it will be fine. I happen to have a good old external 56K (serial port) modem. Btw... if you're got an internal "winmodem" forget about dialing up, it wont work in Linux.
Don't use KPPP for some reason... it connects you but doesn't allow u 2 browse webpages! I'm in Fedora 2..... but all u gotta do is click on System Settings>Network. A new window will come up.
Simply click on "New" ... another window comes up, choose modem connection and click forward. It should detect your modem (mine's on /dev/ttyS1), set the baud rate to 57600 and leave flow control as it is. Obviously turn modem volume ON if you want it and yes... you use touch tone dialing. Click forward again.. Don't bother 2 choose a provider, its only got the pay as you go number on there for freeserve..... so whilst you're in Windows reading this... write down the number u use 2 dial up to Freeserve (wanadoo). I've got the anytime package. Anyway... enter this number in the "Phone number" box and fill in your login name and password in the boxes at the bottom. You also may wanna stick "wanadoo" in the Provider name box. Click on "forward" again.
Here....keep it on "Automatically obtain IP address settings" and ensure the auto DNS option is ticked! click forward again... then choose apply. Your connection is then all ready to go! Then to dial up just click on the wanadoo (or whatever u called it) connection and click activate... it'll then initialse your modem and dial up!
To check how long you've been on for... (in KDE anyhow), right click on the taskbar "choose" Add, then "panel" and Ksim. It will appear in the top right corner (should do) and simply right click on it and configure it to monitor your modem (usually ppp0). It will show how long you've been online for.
Granted... I never should have said that, but generally u can't use Winmodems. A few years back in the days of RH5.... I don't think there were any Winmodems that worked in Linux, but okay... a brownie point for you my friend.
davnetuk, thank you! I will definately try what you suggested! I bought an external modem specifically for this purpose, I might even upgrade to Fedora 2. I just wanted to know if it is actually possible. Linux questions is great, thank you scuzzman, davnetuk, and bigjohn for all your input.
Aha! I'm posting this message from Linux for the first ever time! Ok, the fonts may be a little screwed, and it did fail the dial up a couple of times, but I hope to iron it out a little. Bye bye windows!!