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Old 07-20-2003, 05:14 AM   #1
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How do I connect to the internet

I have just installed SuSE Linux 8.2 on to my PC; I have installed it on a 14GB partition of my 60GB IDE HD, the rest of my HD is used by windows XP. The installation was very easy and all my hardware including my ADSL USB modem was detected, SuSE was up and running within 30 mins, before I take the plunge and delete windows from my PC and use Linux exclusively I have one major problem that needs to be resolved HOW DO I CONNECT TO THE INTERNET.

As stated previously my ADSL USB modem has been detected, I have also downloaded a Linux driver for my modem from the manufacturer’s website. How do I install the driver to make my modem work and how do I then connect to the internet.

I have researched the problem on the internet and have found out it should be possible connect using my current hardware but all the instructions are at the moment far to technical for me to understand.

For your information my hardware details are as follows:

Gigabyte 7DXE motherboard.
60 GB HD (14GB used by SuSE).
Geforce Ti4200 graphics card.
Soundblaster 4.1 sound card.
512MB DDR 2100 ram.
Sagem F@st 800 ADSL USB modem.
My ISP is Tiscali I use the 512k broadband package.

As stated I am looking to use SuSE exclusively i.e.: uninstall windows XP, but this is not going to happen if I can't connect to the internet.

I look forward to your reply but please bear in mind my lack of technical knowledge of Linux when replying.
Old 07-20-2003, 05:40 AM   #2
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The best advice is don't bin the window$ until you are happy with the linux basic's, that way, if, like me, you manage to screw it up, then you can at least boot back into window$ to get advice and suggestions.

Oh and the other bit of advice is to bin the usb modem. I found the speedtouch that I had, to work ok once I got it configured, but it used to annoy me when swapping between OS's, the delays etc and also, every now and again, I would get a snag that no one knew how to fix (line 150 missing, etc, etc, etc - I won't bore you with the lot), and the only cure was to re-install the OS, and that got me back to square one.

If you have a look here you will get some idea of the various solutions to adsl connections (I went for a SAR110 and haven't looked back> VVV happy with it.)

Anyhow, all the info you need to configure it is here though you should probably print it off and then follow it through. It looks pretty much similar to how I had to do my speedtouch (when I was still using it).

Give it a go and if you still have snags, then check back.



p.s. I think this is straight forward - my linux knowledge is pretty minimal as well - I'm a truck driver

pps. and if you double post like you have in the newbie and hardware forums, you will probably get a "snottygram" from one of the moderators - it's "frowned upon"!

Last edited by bigjohn; 07-20-2003 at 06:10 AM.


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