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Old 05-23-2006, 12:49 PM   #1
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Question how to connect to the internet??


I am absolutely new to Linux - I want to be able to access the internet and have set Linux up on the spare hard drive on my pc tonight. I have opted for Mandriva 2006.

I have been looking around the desktop, but nothing is jumping out at me as to how to configure/make the internat connection.

I know I am probably being a bit of a thicko, but I am wanting to try linux so that I have an alternative to MR Windows' software.

I have a thomson speedtouch 330 adsl usb modem. If anyone has got a "how to configure the internet - for real thickos" I would be very grateful.

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Old 05-23-2006, 12:55 PM   #2
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1. A newbie is not a thicko, idiot, etc.
2. Keep in mind that searching these forums is a good alternative to googling.

For example, when I searched for "speedtouch 330" in these forums, I quickly saw a thread that contained this link:
http://steve-parker.org/speedtouchconf/

I hope this link helps you, but if not, then at least try it and then come back here and tell us what went wrong.
 
Old 05-23-2006, 03:15 PM   #3
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When you installed Linux, you should have been prompted for basic internet setup. Do you recall what answers you gave?
Did the installer detect your modem?

Note--not meant to be elitist--If you get serious about Linux, you will want to seriously consider getting broadband. DSL is now getting cheap enough that it is hard to resist.
 
Old 05-24-2006, 01:33 AM   #4
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Note--not meant to be elitist--If you get serious about Linux, you will want to seriously consider getting broadband. DSL is now getting cheap enough that it is hard to resist.
He/she has broadband! ADSL does count as broadband, right?
 
Old 05-24-2006, 03:10 AM   #5
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ADSL is broadband where I work (ISP)
Actually, we're doing (A)DSL2+ now ... up to 24Mb/s download
 
  


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