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Old 07-23-2004, 11:22 PM   #1
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Question AOL's USB cable modem not working with red hat linux


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I just intstalled red hat linux on my computer and I just subscribed to the AOL cable service.
Unlucky me forgot that it is not always on so i am having a problem connecting to aol with linux. Linux does not recognize the modem and i have no way of signing on.
Are there any programs available that let me connect to AOL using a USB cable modem?
 
Old 07-24-2004, 06:38 AM   #2
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Re: AOL's USB cable modem not working with red hat linux

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USB cable modem?
If you've got a Motorola surfbroad modem, you probably have an ethernet port in the back of the modem you could use.
 
Old 07-24-2004, 07:42 AM   #3
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Does AOL work with Linux?????

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Old 07-24-2004, 04:18 PM   #4
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AOL is not at all linux friendly. Despite the fact that there is a version for OSX which should be relatively easy to port. The problem is that the base software is still IE which of course also doesn't work on Linux. I really don't think this is going to work.
 
Old 07-24-2004, 06:02 PM   #5
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If you have a standard cable modem with an ethernet port I see no reason it should not work. AOL's proprietary software may have some effect on this, but last I checked it was not necessary to do any AOL logon to use the internet. If you're that into linux ditch AOL and get RoadRunner, which is exactly the same thing just 5$ cheaper, which I know works with linux.
 
Old 07-24-2004, 11:58 PM   #6
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Yea but i have a plan with AOL for i think a year and i dont have a usb port on my computer. And i am not looking to access the email or instant messenger. I am looking to access the just the connection. I heard there was something called pengy or something that was supposed to be an AOL dialer for linux but i cant find it.
 
Old 07-25-2004, 12:13 AM   #7
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It appears that was made by AOL then scrapped. I guess they don't like Linux.

I knew there was a reason I didn't like AOL.

 
Old 07-25-2004, 12:30 AM   #8
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But are there any other programs like that where i can just connect to AOL?
 
Old 07-25-2004, 12:46 AM   #9
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Well this is old and for modems, I think.

http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...group_id=32335

Like I posted earlier, I think they stopped the support for Linux. The only reason they started was because they were 'thinking' of buying Redhat or something.

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Old 07-25-2004, 04:17 PM   #10
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Are you guys talking about Pengaol?
You would think "the largest isp in the universe" would support UNIX.
Aol stinks. I got 6 free mos with them when I bought this computer. As soon as 5 and a half mos were gone I ditched the aol and put mozilla on as my browser. The reduction in virii was incredible (and this was still using Win XP!!)
gaviidae
ps the usb modems and cable modems have to be "hardware" modems or they don't work with linux.
EDIT have a dual boot linux winxp use the xp to get online play with linux at home. If you insist on the evil AOHell/Slime-Warner

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