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Old 12-06-2002, 08:21 PM   #1
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Smile What ISP to use?


Hey...
The machine that I bought had 6 months free of MSN internet access. I have replace XP with Linux, and I tried to log on to MSN using Kppp, but it has failed to authenticate. I checked MSN requirements, and found that it only works on Windows. What ISP's do many people use on Linux? Will AOL work on Linux? All advice is welcome...
 
Old 12-06-2002, 08:28 PM   #2
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well, if budget isn't a problem, Why don't you get Cable Modem?, you won't regret it,
 
Old 12-07-2002, 12:32 AM   #3
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Cable modem here..


AOL isn't Linux friendly since they want you to use their software.
MSN isn't Linux friendly, well, since they are Microsoft.

Most others should work with no problems. I know Earthlink works, used them on dialup before my Cable modem days..
 
Old 12-07-2002, 03:19 AM   #4
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hehe, Earthlink was the second ISP I ever used to connect to the internet,

long time ago, hehe.
 
Old 12-07-2002, 09:33 AM   #5
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In fact, any ISP that *isn't* AOL or MSN should work fine
 
Old 12-07-2002, 10:07 AM   #6
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DSL!!!

The coolest technology since pastuerization!

The biggies for DSL are Speakeasy, DirectTVDSL, and the lone darkhorse I use, who shilled out quite a few IPs my way with little provocation: Megapath.

This is of course assuming your within that 15k foot mark of an enabled CO, and you're living in the US.

Broadband is just simply too addictive, but mhearn has it dead right, if its not MSN or AOL, whatever chap or pap script they might use even if its really weird, can be fed to them through kppp.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 12-07-2002, 11:42 AM   #7
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lets just go ahead and wire your house with a T3 connection, do you mind?

HEHEH,
 
Old 12-10-2002, 06:31 PM   #8
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blinux1: try a local isp they are usually pretty good, most work all you need is a number, login and password. Ask the isp before signing up if they have software for their isp if they say yes tell them nah and go elseware

Last edited by isajera; 12-11-2002 at 09:36 PM.
 
Old 12-10-2002, 06:55 PM   #9
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zLinuxz: pointless post, stop trying to get high amounts of posts by leaving shit posts
And 404, lets try to watch what we say here and stop any personal attacks towards others. Read the rules.

And when you leave comments about the DSL finegan mentioned, how about backing them up. Its good to post your opinion, but do it in a more constructive way instead of blatently saying it just sucks.
 
Old 12-10-2002, 09:47 PM   #10
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Red face

404, your existence is pointless. haha.

Besides the fact, that it is completely possible to wire your house with a T3,
 
Old 12-10-2002, 10:02 PM   #11
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404, your existence is pointless. haha.

Besides the fact, that it is completely possible to wire your house with a T3,
Yeah, completely possible, but last I checked even a T-1 was in the ballpark of $400+ a month. What does a T-3 to your door cost these days.

Also, just because one guy decides to go off doesn't mean its open season on the thread.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 12-10-2002, 10:10 PM   #12
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you are very right finegan. you are indeed a role model,

T-3 is over $1,000, however, it much depends who is sharing the T-3 with you. If you live next to an important University, or research facility, you might get lucky to share the T-3 off of them, if they have a T-3 or T-2 or T-1, and then that cuts down costs by a chunk.

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