Ok, basicly, i'm building a machine for my grandparents who live in France. Now they wanted a PC so they can do all the normal PC stuff, e-mail, internet and so forth. I've got all the parts in my Dabs shopping basket, and am now missing one final part. A Modem! Living in the middle of france, they have no access to any form of boardband. so its going to have to be a dail up connection.
My question is, if i buy a modem in the UK, is it just a case of changing the settings over to french, and then using a french ISP? Or is there more to it than that!?
I suggest you try and sign them up here. Wanadoo is the biggest and most widely used ISP in France click here
You should be able to pretty well set it up completely for them.
The last thing you want to do is set them loose with a French CD for signing up. i've seen too many disasters with people (here in Spain) trying to use a Spanish ISPs CD on their English language systems. (why is my internet all in Spanish - why have I got this Netscape thing in Spanish on my system - etc - etc)
You will only need a few things (like their telephone number!) to get them with a basic "free" service.
Then al least when you start troubleshooting it for them via 'phone, you will know what you're starting with!!