[TriLUG] SuSE 9.0 simple PPP dial-up ISP
norwoodm at earthlink.net
Thu May 20 13:10:16 EDT 2004
Not sure if they still have the $6.95 plan but the dialup does still work
from linux using wvdial. We used that briefly recently while having DSL
problems. They are advertising the first 6 months of dialup at half price
which put it right under $11.00.
Also what you do could depend on her phone company. I know
that Bellsouth has cheap access if you use their other phone services
and I have also accessed them using wvdial fairly recently in helping
someone else get dialup internet access working.
Wvdial is a program designed to configure ppp dialup through a very simple
configuration file, hopefully as easy as entering username, password and
phone number. So generally if an ISP works with it, it will work with
Linux with no extra software and not too much hassle.
On Thu, 20 May 2004, Brian Weaver wrote:
> I use to use mindspring (earthlink) dialup with linux. No official
> support but it worked without much hassel. They have/had a plan where if
> you dialed in less than X hours per month it was just $6.95. I think it
> was somewhere in the 10 to 20 hour range. I don't really remember since
> I was paying just to keep the e-mail address. I eventually got
> everything/everyone to a new address and dropped it.
> One last thing, I hadn't used the dialup service in a very long time so
> your milage may vary. I doubt they changed it though so it should work.
> I had the account for years; used linux most of the time too w/dialup.
> Bob Shepherd [rwshep2000 at yahoo.com] wrote on Thu, May 20, 2004 at 08:37:21AM -0400:
> > Hello all. This is my first post.
> > I'm looking for a $10-15 ISP that I can use PPP for SuSE 9.0 (KDE). I know
> > that Intrex provides this service, but are there any cheaper alternatives?
> > This is for my mom's PC; I pay for her ISP. She is a very occasional user.
> > Here's what I already know:
> > 1. NetZero offers client software for Linspire (Lindows) (and I've seen it
> > adapted for Debian, which Lindows uses). However, I can't find any
> > instructions (if it is possible at all) for SuSE or RedHat.
> > http://www.netzero.net/support/faq/fgtg04.html
> > 2. ATT WorldNet is configurable, but supposedly not at the $10.95 plan (to
> > which I currently subscribe using her Windows box).
> > http://www.wurd.com/instcon_linux.php
> > I really want to stick with SuSE too because she's used it at my house and
> > will accept the transition from Windows.
> > --Bob
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