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Old 01-27-2002, 03:38 PM   #1
Phr33za
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Linux internet access (Stupid newbie question)


First off I want to say thanks to the member on the board who helped me with my last question it worked perfectly thanks (Sorry I don't remember ur name I couldn't find the thread)

Now this question has to do with the internet I am pretty confused on the subject. How does linux connect to the internet? I am not on a LAN I am on dial up can someone explain to me how to connect to the net using a modem is there such a thing as a linux isp?

p.s. sorry if this is a retarded question I have been micro$oftized for the past 5 years
 
Old 01-27-2002, 03:46 PM   #2
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It was the member Thymox who helped you.

Ok, using a modem in Linux, your going to want to read the modem howto at www.linuxdocs.org . Good information, and also keep in mind that if you have a winmodem, there is a good chance it won't work in Linux. Also, you can check out www.linmodems.org for info if your modem happens to be a winmodem, and if there are linux drivers for it there.

Don't know of any Linux specific ISP's, but most ISP's you can connect to using Linux.

And of course, come back here when you have other questions regarding in getting your modem to work in Linux.

-trickykid

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Old 01-28-2002, 08:15 AM   #3
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maybe you donīt need long explanations, cause if your modemīs recognized automatically you can simply call kppp (if youīre running gnome or kde) and configure your dial up- acount. All you need then is phone number of your provider, username...
Iīm using Suse7.2 and I no more had to configure the modem.
Good luck! J.
 
Old 03-28-2002, 05:39 PM   #4
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Modem for SuSE7.2

I guess I have come to a right place to ask this question. I am using Linux SuSE7.2 right now, and I am using PCT789T-C modem, which I don't think it is a winmodem. After the installation, my modem hasn't been detected yet, but I pretty sure that is nothing to do with the driver. When I use the kppp to log in to the internet, it shows that errors something like (cannot open the device). I set my device to /dev/modem and my modem name set as default, which is modem0. Hence, could anyone here guide me a way to fix the problems. Thanks.
 
Old 03-28-2002, 06:09 PM   #5
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BTW, I noticed a lot of the "nationwide" ISP's (like aol, earthlink, juno, netzero, etc) use special (OS specific, i.e. non-linux) software to connect you to the internet.
 
Old 03-28-2002, 06:21 PM   #6
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yes sixpax, here in the UK BT use special software to connect you to their broadband sercive. but in reality, if you know what your doing you can get ANY modem to connect through ANY service provider. Its actually not that hard...
 
Old 03-28-2002, 06:27 PM   #7
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Not if that ISP uses a non-standard authentication method that ONLY their software understands.
 
Old 03-28-2002, 10:29 PM   #8
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Oh well, it's nothing to do with my ISP.
I am using my school dial-up and everything works fine on my RedHat.. However, I just don't understand what is going on with the device for my modem. Please, this is a dire emergency. I wish somebody who has gone through the similar problem could give me a great hand. Appreciate.
 
Old 03-28-2002, 10:45 PM   #9
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HI donuteric

that PCTEL modem u have is very much a Winmodem I have the same one, unfortunately there is no driver for that, chek out http://www.pctel.com/support, this is the reason ur modem is not being set up, anyway try using wvdial program perhaps it may detect the modem and install it for you
 
Old 03-29-2002, 12:38 PM   #10
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Conexant HSF winmodem

i am new to the linux community... been working with it for 3 days now...
my problem is i have the conexant HSF winmodem, and all of the available drivers for my modem are for RedHat and Mandrake... i am using Debian potato 2.2.19... the driver for RH and MND will not work because they use RPM and other file extensions... for debian i need the hsflinmodem.deb..
anyone know how i can get that setup?
i am not on a network, have dual boot WinMe and Linux an the only way i can get files into linux is download them with my windows laptop or winme on the same machine and write to a floppy disk then dpkg install hsflinmdem.deb (for example)... and i hope thats the right command to install it too
 
Old 03-29-2002, 01:13 PM   #11
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Yeah, I have sent an email to pctel supports and they said they got no drivers for linux. Well, then, I have found a website with the driver, it is an unofficial pctel website, and the driver works fine. I will try to find it back and post the url here, so everyone that may have the same problem with me might get the solutions. Have fun you guys.
 
Old 04-01-2002, 05:29 AM   #12
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hi donuteric

RU still evaluating that driver for PCTEL modem,. pls tell us the URL so that we too can test on it and pass on feed back here
 
  


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