Linux dialup ISP

Are there any Linux-friendly ISPs in Indianapolis?

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Re: copper.net

[quote="db"]Insight blows. You have to log in using a windoz box, and run/install their "activation software." After you do that, you get connected with a single pc or laptop, then run "ipconfig /all" and get your MAC address. You then can setup your router or Linux PC to spoof the MAC address of the PC you "activated" your internet access with. If I am wrong, perhaps an Insightbb.com user can help me with it.[/quote] I just setup a router on Insightbb at a family member's house. I didn't have to spoof the MAC address, just login to the insight management website (listed in the setup instructions) and add the MAC of the router (auto-detected) to the account. I don't know how necessary the "activation software" is - most, if not all of the activation is done via web pages.

Re: copper.net

T- I agree, when I was on Brighthouse it rocked! I was getting consistent 4M-5M downloads...plus no special software required. Just turn on your router or PC on WindoZ or Linux and have at it! P.S. I have a vice...I spent money on my costume for the renaissance fair in Fishers this weekend...see photos: http://www.cinlug.org/files/db/ren1.jpg http://www.cinlug.org/files/db/ren2.jpg http://www.cinlug.org/files/db/ren3.jpg

Re: copper.net

Brighthouse Cable works great with Linux with or without a router. No special software or anything needed.

Great if you can afford it.

Actually for what you save by using a free operating system running free software, I guess the cost is OK.

I have no other vices except broadband anyway. You've got to spend on something. :)

- T.

Re: copper.net

Insight blows. You have to log in using a windoz box, and run/install their "activation software." After you do that, you get connected with a single pc or laptop, then run "ipconfig /all" and get your MAC address. You then can setup your router or Linux PC to spoof the MAC address of the PC you "activated" your internet access with. If I am wrong, perhaps an Insightbb.com user can help me with it.

copper.net

I am working with copper.net. They are a national ISP that I am recommending through my not for profit organization. They actually have a referral program so my organization can receive $15 per referral. A nice perk when your a NFP org.

Their customer service has been good and they were the only ISP that was willing to give me a test account so I could try connecting. Other ISP's I called would not do that.

Their service is $9.95/month if you pay with a credit card or bank account and they have an 800 number for support.

I've also gotten Diamond external serial modems from Acortech online for $15. They work well.

Chris
No Computer Left Behind, Inc.

Re: Linux dialup ISP

[quote="Pedro"]Are there any Linux-friendly ISPs in Indianapolis?[/quote] I had no trouble using Linux with Earthlink. Unless your ISP requires a customized dialer, just about any ISP should work with Linux. The ISP may not offer support for customers using Linux but you could always turn to CINLUG or any other forum/mailing list for help.