moRe: [Scottish] Broadband Question...

c.speirs at c.speirs at
Mon Jan 15 08:29:26 GMT 2007

gordon at wrote:
> babaguy wrote:
> > When I DO get a modem Router, I just hope getting the linux box to recognise it won't be too much of a hassle! 
> If it's a router, it just presents a plain ordinary network connection. 
>   Getting it working is then just a case of plugging it in and allowing 
> your PC to pick up a network connection.

The primary reason, when I switched machines, that I didn't use Linux on the new machine like I did on the old dual-boot one was that the winmodem wasn't supported. Proprietary hardware being the reason.

Neither of my ADSL modems, when I went to ADSL were supported in Linux, again proprietary bits of whatever.

Now I have a router all that has changed. I slapped a Knoppix CD in, booted up and got that full connected to the internet experience. Just as Gordon said, it just regards the connection to the router as a network connection.



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