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Hello~
I have just installed my RedHat 6.1.
Here is my problem, I have my "Win" Modem, can I use it with Linux Operating System ?? (As I can connect, but seem that if I type something like www.experts-exchange.com, it said can't located on www.experts-exchange.com, but if I type it's IP address on the address bar, it will run !!!), what is the problem ?
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If you are able to dial-up with an out-of-the-box RH, then I'd say you probably don't have a "winmodem". The issue with needing to use an IP instead of a name indicates that you don't have DNS set up for the dialup connection. You can either hardcode the nameserver data into /etc/resolv.conf, something like:

search my-isp-domain.cnet
nameserver a.b.c.d

using whatever domain & nameserver IP your ISP furnishes. Alternatively, if you use kppp to dial up, it can be told to set up both the defaultroute and DNS each time it connects.
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Thanks !!!!
As I am the beginner of Linux (RedHat), can you tell me how to configure it step by step ???
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Let's use kppp as it's the easiest way.

Start kppp and select "Setup". Go to the "Device" tab. Most of the default settings are probably okay, but you might want to set the speed to 115200. On the "Modem" tab you can test the modem with the "Query Modem".

Now go to the "Accounts" tab and select "New". Enter a "Connection Name" and the "Phone Number" of your ISP. "PAP" authentication is probably what you want. Then select the "IP" tab to see that it's marked as using "Dynamic IP Address". Select the "DNS" tab and enter the domain name and one or more "DNS IP Address" values (you have to get that data from your ISP). On the "Gateway" tab "Default Gateway" and "Assign the Default Route to this Gateway" should be selected.When you are done with "Setup", select "OK" to get back to the kppp panel.

Finally enter the "Login ID" and "Password" to your ISP and select "Connect". It should dial up and set everything up for you.
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by:ahchong
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Sorry about that , as I am a beginner of Linux (RedHat 6.1), what is kppp ??
(I am using GNOMM workstation)
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Kppp is a GUI dialup tool. I believe it should already be installed and you'd get to it from a terminal window by simply typing kppp. If for some reason it's not installed it can be added from the OS CD. I don't have a CD with me right now to be able to tell you exactly what package(s) are required. Try it and see what happens.
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Thanks
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