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Networking and The Internet

This is probably one of the biggest questions the new linux user has. "How do I get my newly installed system connected to the Internet? It was so easy with Windows." Well, if you followed some of the direction from the XWindows section, you may be in luck, because there are several tools for X that will make it easy to get connected to the Internet. Or, you can do it the hard way, with scripts. There are even other alternatives. Hopefully, we have included something here that will make you the most comfortable with getting your system "Internet ready".

The Hard Way
Ok, if you are into doing things on your own, we have several resources to point you in the right direction. I personally think this is the way to go, because you learn how to control your system. But, I realize this just isn't for everyone. So, if you are a glutton for punishment, read on, if not we will get to the easy stuff soon enough ;)
  • The PPP-HOWTO  This basically explains how to setup and use pppd
  • ISP-Hookup-HOWTO  This is more targetted to getting connected to your ISP rather than the general overview of PPP

The "It is bound to get better than that" Way
Ok, this is getting a little bit better. But it's still not easy. Have a go at this if you are adventurous enough, or hang on a little longer, we have the "Oh my God I can't beleive it's this simple" way coming right up.
  • PPP-setup CGI Try this one if ours doesn't seem to work, or if you just don't trust us ;)

The "Oh my God, it can't be this simple" Way
Ok, this is probably just about as simple as setting up PPP as it comes. IF this still doesn't work for you, then please see your local psychiatrist. ;)
  • WVDial Nice little utility that will auto-detect which COM port your modem is connected to, ask you a few simple questions and then you are good to go.
  • KPPP
  • RedHat 6.1 Dialup Configuration Tool

Now, if you are still having trouble, there are several resources on the Internet that you can turn to. Just fire up that browser in your current operating system and hit your favorite search engine and do a search for linux, ppp and setup.

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