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Old 02-01-2003, 09:40 AM   #1
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Question Dial ISP not totally new to Linux, but I have never set it up to dial out for an ISP, I have always used a broadband connection. Can anyone point me in the right direction to what Linux uses to dial out? I have Mandrake 9.0 installed. Thanks for any replies much is appreciated.

Old 02-01-2003, 09:49 AM   #2
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yeah me to

im having the same problem.. kind of funny isn't it
Old 02-01-2003, 10:29 AM   #3
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Linux uses the same any other computer would use, a modem that dials out along with Point to Point Protocol ( PPP ).
You can use programs like kppp or vwdial to connect with a dialup modem.

Try reading the modem howto at
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Typo alert: That should be "wvdial" btw.

You can normally set it up using your distros setup tools, on SuSE Yast does the trick nicely, I'm sure others have equivalents.
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If you use KDE then try using KPPP to dial your isp and if you use Gnome, then I think it called GPPP, I've neva used gnome so not sure.


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