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Old 07-17-2003, 01:27 PM   #1
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Dial up


I am running Red Hat 8 and I am also using Compuserve as my ISP for WIndows and I have a hardware Modem (probably important to know). Is there a way to get dial up to work with Red Hat. I haven't been successful with setting it up in the past.

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Old 07-17-2003, 03:46 PM   #2
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hmm if ur modem is not working its most likely a win modem... if it is, check out http://www.linmodems.org
 
Old 07-17-2003, 05:11 PM   #3
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You need to ring up Compuserve and find out some imporant information such as :

o telephone number
o DNS server(s)
o and then for email you will need pop3 and smtp server

Good luck.
 
Old 07-17-2003, 06:50 PM   #4
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Thanks. I tried that via faq. That gave me the answer for red hat 6.2. It said "don't call tech support, because they don't know.

Todd
 
Old 07-17-2003, 07:09 PM   #5
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They mean don't call the compuserve support on how to set up your linux connection because they won't have the manual for that. But, you will need, as ionstorm pointed out, the dial-up #, the DNS server(s), and (if you want to check email) the POP3 and SMTP server addresses
 
Old 07-18-2003, 01:54 PM   #6
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Thanks

I will find out from compuserve that information. By the by, is it possible to connect with comcast (the people who took over at&t) with Red Hat 8?

Todd
 
Old 07-18-2003, 05:39 PM   #7
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You're referring to comcast's broadband service? Yes. Poke around on here a bit and you'll run across several questions regarding the same thing, and quite possibly the same ISP
 
Old 07-18-2003, 07:21 PM   #8
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With linux you can connect to ANY dial up ISP...netzero, juno, AOL, peoplepc, etc.

Of course any connection that terminates at ethernet will work without a problem.
 
Old 07-18-2003, 07:23 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by wr3ck3d
Of course any connection that terminates at ethernet will work without a problem.
Technically, anything will work without a problem, provided it's configured right That's where the skill and research comes in
 
Old 07-18-2003, 10:03 PM   #10
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Thanks

Thanks guys. I ended up figuring it out.

Todd

Fight the "M-Soft"
 
Old 08-15-2003, 09:38 PM   #11
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well todd, im stuck in the same boat, how did you do it, you are the an, thanks
 
  


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