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Old 01-20-2004, 02:40 PM   #1
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help! how do i connect to freeserve broadband using suse linux?


hey,
iam new to linux and i want to go on the internet, but i try putting my seeting in and its says "cannot find server"
o iam using suse linux and iam trying to conect to freeserve broad band.Can u help please!

also a have no idea wot linux is for... i herd its for hacking. but dats bout it so if u got any good tips.
 
Old 01-20-2004, 03:05 PM   #2
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Linux is for running a computer. After that what you use it for it up to you. The benefit of Linux is that it is infinitely tweakable to suit your needs. Linux installations range from wrist watches to mainframes.

What kind of connection is your Internet access? Cable, DSL, Dial-up, Satellite? A little more info is needed before we can help you..
 
Old 01-20-2004, 03:15 PM   #3
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I guess what you mean by freeserve broadband is, broadband internet access that you are always online and never have to provide user name and password.
I got got mine working by selecting "LAN" for internet connection type. I'm not using suse, so I dont really know how you change it to LAN. But If you know try changing it to LAN and that might help. I'm using Mandrake and it worked for me. At the installations I selected LAN for connection type and that was it. Just plug in the cable and go....

Linux is not an OS made for hacking. Linux is an alternative for Windows. Linux is a better OS than Windows. How? you may ask... I'm going to leave that question for other Linux experts that will be reading this thread after me. It just that I dont have time in my hand to type about 3000 words length essays. You can also check out Windows vs Linux threads if you do a search in Linux Questions. Another reason why I dont want to go in to details is that, we already have enough Windows vs Linux forms and I just dont want to get started with another. Once again, Linux was not an OS that was created for the purpose of any illegal actions.

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Old 01-20-2004, 03:53 PM   #4
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well i think it is DSL, well i no it isnt satelite and dail up so it either dsl or cble
 
Old 01-20-2004, 04:04 PM   #5
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Just try what I told you and say what happen.
 
Old 01-20-2004, 04:10 PM   #6
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Is this the UK Freeserve Broadband, yah?

If so are you trying to use the SpeedTouch USB modem?
 
Old 01-20-2004, 04:12 PM   #7
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yes i am
 
Old 01-20-2004, 04:23 PM   #8
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Take a look here and have a look over it (unless anyone knows a suse specific way)



Sourceforge Speedtouch

You can probably most definitely skip the kernel compile stuff

vpi is 0
and

vci 38

for the uk

Have a chew over the info and see how far you can get. I'm on freeserve so it can be done.
 
  


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