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Old 04-01-2001, 03:04 AM   #1
sbpraveen
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Hello,
I am trying to get my Linux box connected to the internet, no luck yet!!!! The linux is 6.4 Suse and provides tons of dialers like the Kppp, wvdial, etc. but nothing really works.
I have read hundreds of articles and finally I have been able to understand two things, 1) PCs do not have a physical modem, they only have Winmodem which is more of a simulator 2) And so to connect to the internet from Linux I either have to buy a modem or write a device driver for the Winmodem.
I don't know if these two points are correct but I am wondering if there is any downloadable s/w using which i can turn on my internet in a jiffy (is that quite ambitious or is foolish?).
 
Old 04-01-2001, 05:38 AM   #2
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To answer your questions:

1 = Not quite.
2 = Quite possible.

1. Winmodems are cheap modems (cost-wise) and most people buy the cheapest modem they can get, therefore they end up with a winmodem. And are quite happy with it until they try Linux.

2. If you have a winmodem (try http://www.linuxnewbie.org/nhf/intel/modems/index.html for lots of links on this topic) you may be able to find patches to get it to work with Linux. If not, you'll have to buy a modem. Quite a few people recommend buying an external modem because it most certainly won't be a winmodem. I have a US Robotics internal modem that works great in both Linux and Windows that I had to buy after running across this same problem. Granted, it took me a few weeks of tweaking and reconfiguring to get the modem to work, but it was a great learning process.

That's the point to keep in mind. Most things in Linux will not come easy. But you'll learn alot. I've seen posts from people who took several months to get their modem configured correctly for one reason or another. If you get too frustrated, give it a miss for a few days and then try again.

With some perseverence you will get it (as long as it's not a winmodem )
 
  


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