[SWLUG] Advice please: broadband + laptop

Huw Lynes h.lynes at wesc.ac.uk
Mon May 15 11:32:07 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-05-15 at 12:21 +0100, Gerald Davies wrote:

> Laptops: I quite like Dell laptops (bang for buck they're usually a
> good/safe bet.  I have a Latitude D600 (i think the model is D610
> now).  There's probably an inspiron equivalent of this for around that
> price - Centrino type chipsets.  IIRC, latitude is the corp market and
> inspiron is the home.

In terms of wifi for laptops a lot of the difficulty can be taken out by
buying one of these
orinoco cards work out of the box on a lot of modern linux

> BTW, be aware that some of the ADSL modems they supply with ADSL can
> be more trouble than they're worth with Linux/BSD.  I found it a lot
> easier to just buy a ADSL modem/WIFI router and separate that function
> of my home LAN.

I have to agree. Save yourself the pain and get a router.

Huw Lynes                       |       Welsh e-Science Centre
Grid Technology Specialist      |       Cardiff University
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