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ssaady
8th November 2004, 02:37 AM
I am setting up a PC for my brother and mom. It was Windows XPoo, but no one can find the CD to re-install. Their ISP is AOL. I have heard about Linspire's AOL Dialer, but can not find compilation or installation instructions. Funny thing about broadband. I have nevever used a modem w/ Linux.

Can anyone give me a pointer where to find a good dialer utility, preferably one that will work w/ AOL, that is suitable for novice use? I can install, compile, configure for them, but they are novice Window users... :eek: so anything onder FC2 needs to be foolproof....

Dog-One
8th November 2004, 03:24 AM
Here's some links you may find useful:

http://www.linspire.com/aoldialer/

http://www.yolinux.com/TUTORIALS/LinuxTutorialAOL.html

http://www-jerry.oit.duke.edu/linux/HOWTO/AOL_dialup_howto.html

Good luck.

ssaady
8th November 2004, 04:53 AM
I saw that, and will peruse it more sriously if I can not come up w/ something better. Much of it looks outdated tho....

Cjk
8th November 2004, 01:32 PM
I originally had AOL before changing ISP's. I could not stand any of the AOL software, especially for Windows.

I purposely purchased an all in one ADSL modem/router, 4 port switch and firewall. This removed the need to use any software on my computers. I'm not saying you have to do the same but I found this worked a lot better for me.

ssaady
8th November 2004, 02:23 PM
I d.n know there were all in one units like that available. However, this PC is not for me, so I d.n have control over those decisions. They have AOL dial-up & I d.n think they are gonna change. If I can make the Linspire piece or Pengy work for them, Fedora will be fine for them I think. The was a big media stink about the Linspire piece, but for the life of me can not find anyone who uses it or instructions on compiling.

Dog-One
8th November 2004, 02:44 PM
I remember the hassle I had trying to get NetZero to work with Linux a while back--ended up switching to BellSouth simply because they didn't require a special dialer application.