Re: Can't connect to my ISP
Check with your ISP's tech support by phone. Be sure to tell the "tech" that you're using Linux and that you don't need their help configuring it, you just need to know what the right settings are. If you don't, they'll probably just tell you that they don't know how to configure Linux (true) and that they can't help you.
I once had a problem getting my DSL modem to connect because it had gotten set to use a username and password to log on and my ISP doesn't require that. I had to reconfigure it, save the settings and have it restart to get back on-line. In this case, I was able to get help because I could reach the modem via a web browser and nothing was OS specific; in your case, you need to know what your connection requires.
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