Connecting to an ISP

I am EXTREMELY new to Linux. I know my ISP supports Linux connections, but I don't know how to connect to it...
Can somebody please explain the setup script- but in plain English, not fancy computer talk? I have X Windows and Red Hat Linux- if it matters. Thanks
cirisAsked:
Who is Participating?
 
jetxConnect With a Mentor Commented:
look for a file called
ppp-on
and
ppp-off
these are your files needed to connect to your isp
they are located at /etc/ppp/scripts
if u don't have that
get the latest pppd deamon off sunsite.unc.edu
and there should be a scripts in there
then just modify your account name and password on ppp-on
then chmod u+x ppp-on
and do ./ppp-on every time u want to go to the internet
if u got problems email me at
jeff@kaibigan.com
0
 
aszureCommented:
Get the program ezppp it is easy to use
0
 
cirisAuthor Commented:
Where do I get it? How do I use it?
0
Cloud Class® Course: Microsoft Exchange Server

The MCTS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 certification validates your skills in supporting the maintenance and administration of the Exchange servers in an enterprise environment. Learn everything you need to know with this course.

 
cirisAuthor Commented:
I found it, but it is in tar.gz form. How do I make it executable?
0
 
gavriepCommented:
You use 'tar xfz file.tar.gz'.
This gives you a bunch of files with either an executable among them, or a README!
0
 
cirisAuthor Commented:
I get too many errors when I try to uncompress it. It seems to partially uncompress- but I still can't get it to work. Any other suggestions?
0
 
jetxCommented:
btw, redhat has a configuration menu called netcfg which u should run in X-Windows
try that there's an option there to add ppp accounts or dialup account for your isp
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.