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REDHAT/XP
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Clod    Posted 09-28-2004 at 11:20:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here is what I did//Left XP on WD hard drive.Pulled it,Loaded Redhat on new Seagate HD. Its loded now.Cant get my IP server yet .CONNECTION.So I pulled Redhat HD.Pludgged Western Digital HD in ,Now Im on XP online. Worktime!


TomH    Posted 09-28-2004 at 18:04:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you're trying to set up a modem on Linux you're probably not going to get it working. Almost all modems inside PCs are called "WinModems", they only work with Windows. Microsoft is in cahoots with the manufacturers and has seen to it that WinModems will not work with anything other than Windows.

You can buy an external modem that works with any operating system for about $40 if you want to go that way (make sure the box says it works with Linux). Or you can set up your own local network and have another computer running Windows share the modem (Internet Connection Sharing). I suspect that's getting you in deeper than you really want to go and will cost about $50 for the cables and a network hub. But either way works good.


Clod    Posted 09-28-2004 at 19:06:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think you got that right Tom. US Robotics modem.Somewhere on a list in there I saw WIN along with US Robotics.OK .the external modem for 40 bucks.Where do you suggest looking for one? I will go to Google and try to find a good place.Then check back by.


dig    Posted 09-28-2004 at 20:45:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just a quick bounce in and out for me.

Before you spend money for another modem, do a Google search for 'linmodem'. There are a few winmodems that have Linux drivers written for them.

And now back to the excitement . . .


Clod    Posted 09-28-2004 at 21:50:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Got ya dig,Ill look for that,Found a Zoom external for 69 plus five shipping that say Linux compatible.But hope to find cheaper one,Going see.Thanks to all of you.


TomH    Posted 09-28-2004 at 17:43:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
You're pretty close. It sounds like you have the password set this time. Linux is usually pretty good at setting up the network connections for you, but you're situation might be different.

You're not going to break anything by experimenting with the settings. Worst case you have to reload it again. Can you open a shell tool (terminal window, whatever RH calls it) and try these two commands. The first will tell you if it set anything up for the network card, the second will tell you it it can connect to the internet.

ifconfig

ping www.google.com

If you get replies from ping the network is ok.


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