[Scottish] Broadband Question...

babaguy babaguy at myway.com
Sat Jan 13 19:23:03 GMT 2007

 Hi Kyle ! Thanks for the tip - Ubuntu detected that there *is* an ethernet device/ability or something on this(lovely) old  heap - My sweetheart seems to think we need to get "DSL" as opposed to "ADSL" - does this sound right to you? 

e.g. - do we need to get *cable* ?!!!! I think not, but I'm not techy-speccy enough to be able to confidently rebut or reboot her......

Hope you can help some more.... - Paul B. 



--- On Fri 01/12, Kyle Gordon < kyle at lodge.glasgownet.com > wrote:From: Kyle Gordon [mailto: kyle at lodge.glasgownet.com]To: scottish at mailman.lug.org.ukDate: Fri, 12 Jan 2007 15:41:54 +0000Subject: Re: [Scottish] Broadband Question...What model of Voyager modem is it? It's best not to use USB, and use Ethernet instead. That way you can use a bog standard network card, about 99% of which are guaranteed to work in any form of operating system. If you use a network card, Linux will support it without the need for any crazy drivers from BT or its 3rd party, 4th partner, 2nd outsourced software/hardware makers in India that happened to get cheapest bid of the day in for BT kit...Kylebabaguy wrote:> Hi SLUGgers! WOW ! >> Okay - so, I've managed (well, my SWEETHEART managed) to make a functioning computer out of a bunch of old stuff, I got a monitor off FREESHARE, I've installed UBUNTU 5.10 - the one they are currently giving away in the smart, inviting packaging 
(picked it up from PC Medic in Paisley - nice shop btw) - >> - and it seems to WORK ! ! ! >> Perseverance pays off ! (some of you may recall my first attempts w/Linux about 3 years ago - the Suse "Home edition" (NOTHING worked - except Chess at ONE level only!) - and then an earlier edition of Ubuntu...grrrrrrr.....>> - but no more, I sense! >> Okay! Here's my question. We have BT Total Broadband - >> (but I DON'T have the new TOTAL Broadband router - I have a BT VOYAGER ADSL modem - which I also got on FREESHARE. Works good!)>> There is a CD which has the modem driver for Windows XP - it's what I'm using to access the internet on the other computer... (bless it). >> What do I need to do to make my UBUNTU computer recognise the ADSL modem and vice versa? >> Does BT do a CD for installation with Linux? >> Is there one of you SLUGgers who HAS the drivers that will work in Linux and recognise the BT VOYAGER ADSL modem? I 
currently don't have a CD or DVD re-writer, only CD-ROM (on both the XP and the UBUNTU machines) so I don't think I'll be able to download and burn a version of the driver even if I were to find it on a Linux web driver repository.....>> I hope one of you will be able to help and advise me on this, as I'd REALLY like to be able to get online with the Ubuntu machine.....>> I REALLY like this new-ish Ubuntu, by the way - it's fun! (and it seems to WORK ! )>> Yours in hope, and with THANKS in advance,>> - Paul Birchard >> _______________________________________________> No banners. No pop-ups. No kidding.> Make My Way your home on the Web - http://www.myway.com> _______________________________________________> Scottish mailing list> Scottish at mailman.lug.org.uk> https://mailman.lug.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/scottish>> _______________________________________________Scottish mailing 
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