Connecting to L2TP

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Tue Feb 26 17:26:43 UTC 2008

On 26/02/2008, Brian McKee <brian.mckee at> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 10:16 AM, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at> wrote:
>  > Next week I'm converting another Windows XP box to Ubuntu. Currently,
>  >  she connects to the Internet via a cable modem and dialer software in
>  >  Windows. I contacted the ISP but they don't know what the L word
>  >  means. When I tell them I'm running Linux (or Ubuntu) they insist on
>  >  knowing what version of Windows it's running under before helping at
>  >  all. As she's got another 8 months on her contract with them,
>  >  switching ISP's is out of the question.
>  >
>  >  What program can connect to a cable modem and dial? She has this information:
>  >  1) host name
>  >  2) user name
>  >  3) password
>  >  4) L2TP
> Sounds like the L2TP is the real trick.  While I don't know of any ISPs that do
>  that, I know that VPN connections like L2TP for all subscribers are done in
>  some places in the world.  Looks like you found one :-)
>  This link looks promising....

Thank you, that seems to be just what I need. I will print that and
bring it with me to the installation. Thanks.

Dotan Cohen

A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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