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Old 01-09-2009, 02:07 PM   #16
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celticangel,

It is generally acknowledged that AOL is a "pain" compared to other UK ISPs.
There are several others worth avoiding as well. Do a thorough search of the broadband and Hexus forums first for consumer feedback.

http://www.broadband.co.uk/

http://forums.hexus.net/networking-broadband/

From personal experience I can strongly recommend Eclipse Internet.
Their online help does feature Linux systems and their UK based Technical Department has always been very helpful on the rare occasion that I have needed them.

I recommend that you apply to AOL for a Migration Authorisation Code asap.

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Old 01-24-2009, 12:17 PM   #17
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This is the first time i have used this forum so i am asking a basic question first.
Can i use my CnMbook version 7,

can i use this with 3 mobile broadband.

does any one need more info.
jeff
 
Old 01-24-2009, 12:24 PM   #18
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Easynet Belgium has a great support for linux.
Perhaps Easynet UK has the same support.
 
Old 01-24-2009, 12:58 PM   #19
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This is the first time i have used this forum so i am asking a basic question first.
Can i use my CnMbook version 7,

can i use this with 3 mobile broadband.

does any one need more info.
jeff
Start your own thread. Don't hijack someone else's to ask your own unrelated question.
 
Old 01-24-2009, 01:06 PM   #20
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All an ISP does is give you a connection to the Internet. You can plug whatever you want in to that connection provide you have the write connection. You can plug in machines running Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, your PS3, your XBox 360. Anything.

In my experience where people get stuck and start asking questions about support is that they have a USB modem which requires drivers to work and those drivers are Windows only. USB modems are garbage. An abomination.

Get an ADSL modem that has an ethernet port on it. Any half decent ISP should provide you one of these when you sign up, but if you're already signed up with AOL and they've lumbered you with a USB modem then go to PC World or somewhere and for ~40 you can pick up an ADSL modem with wireless and several ethernet ports on the back of it. All computers have either ethernet port on them, once the ADSL modem is set up you just plug a cable between one of it's ethernet ports and your computer and you're online.

You may get better more relevant replies if you explain exactly why it is that you are unable to use your Acer Aspire One with your AOL connection. I.e. is it because you have a wireless router but can't work how to connect to it? That you have one of the aforementioned USB modems? Other?
 
  


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