What you've experienced is exactly what I was warning you against in
an earlier post. Though perhaps I didn't say it explicity enough,
others did offer to lend you a 56kbs *external* modem.
We've all been down this route before and we know internal modems that
rely on Window software are difficult to get going and a pain the butt
come update time.
If you want a trouble free internet connection:
Don't use an internal PCI or USB modem
Use an external 56kps modem or a router with ethernet ports.
2008/10/29 Glenn Stuart Morrissey <gmorrissey(a)kol.co.nz>nz>:
I don't think linux has the advantage when It
comes to complete novices
like me. I think Windows, with all its faults, still is easier to set up
and run out of the box than Linux. I think it has a way to go before it
is serious competition with windows for anyone other than advanced
computer users. The learning curve is very steep. Its such a shame
because Linux seems so attractive.
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