[TriLUG] just starting out, help
Sat, 27 Oct 2001 13:15:21 +0500
On Saturday 27 October 2001 09:50 pm, you wrote:
> have w98 on disk one, plan to burn this disk soon, just say no to bill.
> have mandrake 8.1 on disk two, good stuff. still using w98 to access the
> internet. using linux, how do i connect, ie tell modem COM 1, to dial an
> isp. currently using mindspring. i know phone # to isp, and their DNS ips.
> they are not helpful at all. they only support x9- and macs. is there a
> linux friendly isp, that i should switch too?
I've had no trouble with Mindspring in the past. You don't get active
support, but with this group and Mindspring's online docs, you'll have all
I use RedHat, but Mandrake probably has some sort of "Dialup Configuration"
tool. When I ran RedHat's, it auto-detected my modem. I entered the info to
dailup the Mindspring number, and it was able to set up everything else for
I think your dialup username is your full primary e-mail address (including
the @mindspring.com). For e-mail, your POP id is the username from your
e-mail address (not including the @mindspring.com).
You may also encounter problems if your firewall is very tight. (You do have
some sort of firewall configured, right? I got hit by a worm over my dialup
You will also encounter problems if your modem is a software "Winmodem".
Give us more details about where you're getting stuck, and we'll probably be
able to help.