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mczonie
July 7th, 2008, 10:47 PM
Can someone recommend a dial up service that's compatible with Ubuntu? Right now, I use PeoplePC, and it looks like that's totally incompatible.

TIA.

AnarkistNZ
July 7th, 2008, 10:54 PM
How is it not compatible?

It will be, you'll just need to make sure you configure the correct settings. What operating system you're using makes no difference whether it be Mac OSx, Linux, or Windows.

mczonie
July 7th, 2008, 11:02 PM
How is it not compatible?


PeoplePC Sends your password in the form of some very nasty string with the effect of not letting you connect through anything but their dialer. It slightly changes your username as well:

http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/linux-newbie/100801-how-connect-peoplepc-linux-yay.html

In order to get the real password and username, I need version 1.8.7 of a program called DialGuard, which I can't find.

Shazaam
July 7th, 2008, 11:08 PM
I use Juno, roughly $10.00 per month. I don't need a proprietary dialer for Ubuntu, just entered my info into gnome-ppp (in the repos) and Evolution/Thunderbird. You just have to deal with the regular disconnect/redial every 2 hours. I use kget or gwget for downloads (resumable).

mczonie
July 7th, 2008, 11:14 PM
I use Juno, roughly $10.00 per month.

Does Juno give you an unlimited amount of time? I spend a lot of time on the 'net.

AnarkistNZ
July 7th, 2008, 11:18 PM
Why don't you read some reviews on ISPs in your local area that supply dial-up services?

Not many people on here will be able to help, seen although we're all likely from different parts of the world.

I do have to say though, why don't you just subscribe to broadband? I doubt it's much more expensive than the dial-up would be anyway.

Shazaam
July 7th, 2008, 11:21 PM
Yes.
They also have a free version that lets you surf for 10 hours a month but no pop email access.
BTW, if you do go with Juno the incoming email server is..

pop.juno.com
and the outgoing email server is...

authsmtp.juno.com

mczonie
July 7th, 2008, 11:27 PM
Why don't you read some reviews on ISPs in your local area that supply dial-up services?

Where can I read some?

I do have to say though, why don't you just subscribe to broadband? I doubt it's much more expensive than the dial-up would be anyway.

Broadband is about four times more expensive than dial-up here.

AnarkistNZ
July 7th, 2008, 11:31 PM
Why don't you read some reviews on ISPs in your local area that supply dial-up services?

Where can I read some?

Where abouts are you from?

Google "dial up <name of your country>"

Or: http://www.thelist.com/countrycode.html

mczonie
July 7th, 2008, 11:36 PM
Where abouts are you from?

Arizona, USA.

Google "dial up <name of your country>"

Or: http://www.thelist.com/countrycode.html[/QUOTE]

Thanks.

jmore9
July 7th, 2008, 11:56 PM
I live in Grand Rapids, mi and here i use Netpenny ( in phone book ), and a free dialup called dailinfree. Both are
dialups and i use ppp for my connections - pon and poff. Works just fine except dialup is very slow compared to dsl or cable or wireless.

Google for a free dialup service in your state, maybe there is one who knows .

Bakon Jarser
July 8th, 2008, 05:13 AM
not sure where you're at in AZ but last time I looked here in Tucson you can get qwest dsl through other isp's. They have a list on the website. Looks like the cheapest one in my area is $15. Here's the list for Arizona.

http://www.qwest.com/residential/internet/isp_list.html

mczonie
July 8th, 2008, 07:55 AM
not sure where you're at in AZ but last time I looked here in Tucson you can get qwest dsl through other isp's. They have a list on the website. Looks like the cheapest one in my area is $15. Here's the list for Arizona.

http://www.qwest.com/residential/internet/isp_list.html

I'm in Mesa. Qwest doesn't have DSL service in my area, and neither does any other company I've checked. Where I'm at, the only option for high-speed internet is Cox cable, and they want $45 a month. That's probably what I'll eventually wind up doing, but I've got to finish paying for some other stuff before I can afford it.

nitehawk777
August 3rd, 2008, 02:19 AM
http://www.freedomlist.com

try the link above,...gives listings of dial-up services. I use Vtisp myself. 150 hours a month,..CHEAP!!! There are others to look through, that might work for you.

sports fan Matt
August 3rd, 2008, 02:39 AM
Im getting att dsl installed for $20 a month here and they are hooking it up Monday. People PC when i did call said "we dont/cant support Linux"

CEB2nd
August 3rd, 2008, 02:43 AM
I had dial-up with Hypercon.net (http://www.hypercon.net/) for a couple of years before switching to their DSL, no problems yet and they don't force you to use proprietary software. Good luck.

P.S. If you use usenet (newsgroups) they have a good service.

geogur
August 3rd, 2008, 02:49 AM
pppoe on dsl works fine .

dan_ford
August 3rd, 2008, 03:03 AM
Can someone recommend a dial up service that's compatible with Ubuntu? Right now, I use PeoplePC, and it looks like that's totally incompatible.

TIA.

I just started up with copper. They're half the price of netzero, and getting them was what I needed to do to complete my linmodem installation. Netzero won't let anything happen without they don't get to nag you with their advertising.

I'm so psyched to have a working ubuntu partition and linmodem.

Cheers, dan