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Old 05-17-2004, 08:33 AM   #1
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Unhappy Internet Connection - Newbie!

Hi Guys,

Have been having hassles with installing Freevo at home on a redhat 9 installation but that's another story.
Anyway, I had to keep booting into XP to access my broadband connection because I can't figure out how to set dsl up in Gnome.

I found internet settings, and it detects my broadband modem (USB) as Acatel modem for ISDN

if I then say I want to set up a xDSL connection, when it asks to select modem, it doesn't appear in the list. Theres no choice for me to add a modem either.

Has anyone else come across this or am i doing something wrong?

PS I also use Tiscali broadband and notice the number it dials in windows XP is 0,38 - would this be the same in my linux install?

Old 05-17-2004, 10:08 AM   #2
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i had the same problem when i started using redhat9/. i tried several times to set up xdsl connection with no success. i did ethernet(etho) and worked. are you using a router? go to gnome, internet connections, select etho, and follow the instructions. make sure that when you boot up when is bringing up etho connections you get an OK message.
Old 05-17-2004, 10:10 AM   #3
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You'll have to do some googling. There are lots of howto's on setting up the alcatel usb for broadband.


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