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Old 03-22-2002, 12:02 PM   #1
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Arrow good isp for linux?


a few days ago i installed Red Hat Linux 7.2 as a newbie to Linux. I know that AOL doesn't support Linux at this time. But I want to know if there is a good isp that will support Linux. I have Linux and now I want to connect to the web so I can download programs and figure out how the heck to install them. Any help is appreciated.

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Old 03-22-2002, 12:07 PM   #2
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AOL requires special (windoze) software in order to connect you to the internet. Just about any other ISP will work since most just use standard DHCP when clients dial in. You might want to ask one of their technical people if DHCP is supported before you sign up.
 
Old 03-22-2002, 12:16 PM   #3
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i have an account on there already because my dad set it up for me. I will check out to see if I can find some ISP's.
Does anyone have any good suggestions?
 
Old 03-22-2002, 05:49 PM   #4
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Earthlink, juno (I am not sure if they are still around though).
I am using Earthink DSL, and I have a dial-up (free) for backup, it works great.
 
Old 03-22-2002, 08:10 PM   #5
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I'm using directv adsl and it works great under Linux Mandrake. D/l load speeds are faster than when I d/l under windows. Set up was a breeze, just use dhcp as the setting and it configured everything for me.
 
Old 03-22-2002, 10:49 PM   #6
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I second the direct tv DSL. I have a static IP and a modem that I connect to via 10BaseT. The modem stays up for months at a time and when it goes down it is usually because of a power outage.
 
Old 03-22-2002, 11:11 PM   #7
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Juno is still around. They joined with NetZero to become United Online. They both require windoze to run their special software to connect to the internet.
 
Old 03-23-2002, 01:14 AM   #8
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Juno is still around. They joined with NetZero to become United Online. They both require windoze to run their special software to connect to the internet.
This is exactly what I meant, when they were just juno I had no problems to connect with linux via dial-up, even though I had junoexpress DSL line with DHCP (it went down sometimes, but dial-up had never given me a headache). Now when they are with netzero they suck as well as netzero have sucked when they were a stand alone ISP.
 
Old 03-23-2002, 02:44 AM   #9
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about any ISP besides AOL works with linux in most cases..

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Old 05-05-2003, 02:10 AM   #10
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Re: good isp for linux?

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I know that AOL doesn't support Linux at this time.
Does Peng still work... or has AOHell gotten smart? Try Peng AoL... unauthorized AOL client for linux. You have to have a valid account though. Just search freshmeat.net. Be careful with the config though, or you'll be dialing a number in France.
 
  


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