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Old 12-19-2005, 11:28 AM   #1
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Looking for cheap dialup access/ISPs for Fedora4


Hi. This newbie is looking for dialup online access from an ISP for FC4 for around the same $10/month that I'm paying now using Netzero/W2k. Netzero supports Linspire distribution with a netzero.deb download. I downloaded this, but I'm not convinced that this will work for my FC4 distribution. If not, what other ISPs are out there? I'm trying to avoid AOL and Verizon, if at all possible. Bottom line is, again, that I'd like to have unlimited online access for about the $10 / month that I'm paying now.

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Old 12-19-2005, 12:02 PM   #2
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Actually you could use the "alien" package to convert the .deb file to an rpm file.

Otherwise Netzero should still work with linux (It did when I was using it) you just have to set everything up manually. And if you still want another ISP here's one for $5.95 a month (unlimited access)

http://www.ionramp.net/



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Old 12-19-2005, 12:12 PM   #3
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great! where do i get the alien package?

thanks for that isp link!
 
Old 12-19-2005, 12:18 PM   #4
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You should be able to download alien through the fedora package manager.


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Old 12-19-2005, 01:08 PM   #5
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forgive my ignorance, but unless it's already in fedora, i can't download, b/c of no internet access. whatever i download, has to be on my windows work machine (fast DL) and then transport via flashdrive to my home windows box, switch over to linux and access the windows drives. ....until i get internet access.
 
Old 12-19-2005, 01:28 PM   #6
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ok, I see what you mean. doing a search reveals that it is under system settings.

but alien is under which topic in system settings?

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Old 12-19-2005, 02:04 PM   #7
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just an afternoon bump, thanks
 
Old 12-19-2005, 02:14 PM   #8
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Check your cd's.



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Old 12-19-2005, 02:26 PM   #9
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alright. thanks. peaCe - b
 
Old 12-19-2005, 05:58 PM   #10
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bowie101: Why not spend $4.95 more and get the minimal Verizon DSL package ($14.95/mo for 768/128Kbps).

It may not be much compared to other broadband options, but it beats the hell out of dialup.
 
Old 12-20-2005, 08:06 AM   #11
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yes, it's definitely a consideration, but Verizon needs to act differently, to my account at least, before I agree to being more beholden to them. So, it's an option of last resort.
 
  


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