Thanks for the info. I'm using KDE. Couldn't find any Network Options pertaining to "Logging on to Network" in Control Center Networking. The installation is 'Desktop'. I tried several flavors of Linux including Mandrake 10, Elx, Alt Linux,,,etc. All respond the same. My guess is that it has something to do with ppp. I installed these flavors several times. Once in Elx I managed to get out on the internet with Kppp authenticaion set to terminal..Had to manually enter UserName and Password. Thought that wow this is it, so reinstalled Mandrake, etc the same. All that comes up is jibberish in the terminal. Reinstalled Elx and now same jibberish. Hit continue button and "Logging on to network.." again. Current install is Alt Linux Junior 2.2. In any event the connection times out. And back to windows for the internet.