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Old 08-30-2005, 01:48 AM   #1
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Need help accessing the internet

Hi, I'm extremely new to this thing called Linux. I currently have two
computers--One with Windows XP and the other with Ubuntu 5.04 just installed two days ago. I see that Ubuntu comes with the Firefox web browser and would like to access the internet, but I have no idea where to begin. My current ISP is Netzero. What do I need to access the internet with Ubuntu?

Please help me!
Old 08-30-2005, 03:05 AM   #2
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What kind of connection is it? xDSL, LAN, ISDN?
Old 08-30-2005, 12:52 PM   #3
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I have an old, regular, boring dial-up connection.

56k US Robotics Faxmodem (parallel port connection).
Old 08-30-2005, 08:51 PM   #4
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Have you tried KPPP ??
I don't use it (have cable) but it looks like it should do the job, lf you have your modem set up.
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I've configured ppp and got my modem to dial-up--connected for a few seconds...then died. I tried to bring up Google in that short time with Firefox--but nothing! While configuring ppp, I put in what I believe to be netzero's IP address as the primary that correct? Also, I've read that Netzero doesn't support Linux and the way around it is to install wine on my Linux machine. Is this the way to go?

Sorry for the multiple questions--just a little frustrated...
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This may be a bit late but Netzero has a version oof it's software for linux, specificly the Lindows distro, that sould work for you if you are still a Netzero user you can download it at
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I've used Netzero with SimplyMEPIS and Fedora 4. You can download netzero.deb from Netzero. Install it in the usual way (For MEPIS I used dpkg, Fedora was more complicated). I think Ubuntu is compatible with .deb files in the same way MEPIS is.

The software installs in the /opt/nzclient directory. I usually start it as root with (the dialer needs write access to some of the files in that directory) then go about my business. To start the dialer use /opt/nzclient/ if you don't get an icon on your desktop.

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