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    Lightbulb internet connectivity via dial-up connection Mandrake Linux 9.0

    Hi Everyone!

    I'm new one in this forum and using Linux Mandrake 9.0 on my Dell 750MHz laptop. Linux is not making a dial-up connection, but modem test showed passed. Is there any utility to fix this problem. I have to often use dial-up conection. If anyone has some tip or trick, I will be really thankful. Regards......Shah Jahan

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    Linux Guru D-cat's Avatar
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    Mandrake? Wow, that's from like 5 years ago. For some reason, various auto PPP dailers are unreliable (I've seen things in M9 where even if the dial-in is sucessful, the net connection fails to gateway out the modem, resulting in unable to browse the web). Also note that setting up a dial-up connection is not the same thing as setting up a modem, though the settings may or may not be integrated. I don't remember how to set up a dail-up connection with Mandrake, it's just been too long.

    What do you have for RAM on this computer? If it's 256 MB or better, I'd suggest upgrading your distro. I like SuSE 10 with kInternet; it (dial-up) is very easy to set up and works more or less right away. (512 MB or more you can use SuSE 11 or pretty much anything you want; but I know little of dial-up settings for anything else.)

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