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Old 08-17-2006, 05:33 PM   #1
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Have to continually use system tools -> internet connection wizard to accessinternt


I've just installed Fedora core 4 and to access the internet after it drops out, I have to re setup the internet connection via the wizard when either using Firefox or Evolution. there dioesn't seem to eb a way to simple connect to the internet in either of these progrtams that I can see other than activati9ng the connection through the wiizard.

Probably a dumb question, but I did manage to get through setting feroa up and dual booting XP using grub. I huess it'a a new environment thang.

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you could start by telling us the slightest bit of information about what kind of internet connection you actually have and how you set it up among other things...
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Sorry did I not explain that it was a dial up modem. from the little red hat in the left hand corner I go to system tools then to system tools whereupon I am required to log in as root. After successful root log on I select the device type from a list, in my particular case it is modem. I click the little red phone and I am presented with an add device type panel. I do not need to put in any prefixes I simply enter the local area phone number for my ISp add an alias for this connection and then enter my username and password for the account. I skip the IP settings panel and the am told my set up is successful. You beaut methinks, for the fiftieth time. I am then presented with a panel called network configuration where both the modem and ethernet connection are inactive.

So, for the fifty first time I set the modem connection to active and then it's starts dialing my ISP and I get an internet connection and the cost of a local phone call. I have not found any other way of connecting to the net other than going through all this every time I want a net connection. Nothing in Firefox you can click and then are presented with a username and password panel for a net connection, same with the email suite called Evolution. The only thing I have seen that may be of assistance is in the modem dialup configuration panel in the advanced option there is a dial mode option of automatic or manual. Could this be the answer?


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