Hi I am new to this so please bear with me!
My System: Laptop Maxdata Piii 600 Dual boot Me & RH7.2 serversetup as I want to run apache to do php and mySql dev.
I am having a huge problem in understanding what linux uses and how it uses differant modules to connect to the internet. I am used to windoze and IE and dialup connection.
My Lucent winmodem works as i have installed the drivers and tested in the dialup configutration and run 'debug' it dials my isp and recieves some gobblydy gook and says hppd session or something started date/time etc. From this I deduce that my modem is acceptable to linux and works OK.
I cannot get ppp dialer or netscape or mozzilla to connect, it appears that it cannot resolve the ip add etc. I take it I have not set this up correctly. the question is what do I need to get it to work. I have followed the How to's for connecting but still cannot get ppp dialer or browser to work. what am I doing wrong. can someone give me a basic checklist to go through to set this up in RH.
My isp is Freeserve - gets dynamic ip add.
phone no 08089916001
In my windoze dialup I use
HTTP:'http://www-cache.freeserve.net' PORT: 8080
FTP:'http://ww-cache.freeserve.net' PORT: 8080(where do these go)
If I try and put them in Netscape advanced settings proxy it wont accept them.
Do I have to start a ppp dialup session before I use netscape or the likes?
As you can see I do not have a clue where to go PLEASE help!