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Old 08-28-2007, 09:35 PM   #1
Dave W.
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Suse 9.2 Help i need Suggestions


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I have just receved a Suse linux pro 9.2 an gitting ready to install it i have never seen linex before to day i here there is a lot of setup to this, the one thing that concerns me most is setting up the modem and connecting to a pops account, (my internet provider )is there anything i need to know or need to have before i install this OS i here Suse wont detac my modem on its own like windows , I have the primary and secondary DNS numbers and the phone number to access and typ of modem but nothing more so if anyone has suggestion plese let me know. Will tri the install tomarrow on the 29th Thanks Dave

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Old 08-28-2007, 10:17 PM   #2
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"I have the primary and secondary DNS numbers and the phone number"

thats all you need.

if suse detects it then you will be able to set it up with no problems. if it doesn't detect it, then it may be a "winmodem" and it wil be tough sleding to get it going, if it is possible at all.

9.2 is a little old but one of their more solid efforts.
 
Old 08-28-2007, 10:33 PM   #3
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"I have the primary and secondary DNS numbers and the phone number"

thats all you need.

if suse detects it then you will be able to set it up with no problems. if it doesn't detect it, then it may be a "winmodem" and it wil be tough sleding to get it going, if it is possible at all.

9.2 is a little old but one of their more solid efforts.
Question is there a different type of modem that suse will detect and ifso will it work in a dell pc desk top ???
 
Old 08-28-2007, 11:53 PM   #4
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most external modems(that connect to the 9-pin serial port) will work. choosing an internal modem is more of an issue. there are tons of winmodems out there. the easiest way to find one is to make sure "hardware modem" or similar are on the box.

usr and 3com make some nice stuff, and a lot of brand x modems are hardware based.
 
Old 08-29-2007, 09:50 AM   #5
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most external modems(that connect to the 9-pin serial port) will work. choosing an internal modem is more of an issue. there are tons of winmodems out there. the easiest way to find one is to make sure "hardware modem" or similar are on the box.

usr and 3com make some nice stuff, and a lot of brand x modems are hardware based.
Thanks for the info ill will look around to find a hardware modem before i do the install, Thanks again Dave
 
Old 08-29-2007, 10:16 AM   #6
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Easiest, cheapest and most reliable "hardware modem" solution is an external modem. I've gotten a few through eBay and another couple that people were throwing out and they all work well. There are good tutorials on-line for setting it up, in particular "Linux Documentation Project", for example, here and here.
 
  


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