[SWLUG] Re: Discuss Digest, Vol 21, Issue 15

Alunpd alun.pd1 at ntlworld.com
Tue May 16 23:47:14 UTC 2006

HI Mark.

Just read your reply, I am no expert by any stretch of the imagination on 
sysadmin or linux in any shape at all, infact quite the newbe.

However my setting up and connecting to the internet has been totally 
painless, I am running SUSE 10 (I got it off a cover disk) without hesitation 
it found and connected me to the internet no problems.

I am running through a Belkin router and from there to a broadband modem 
supplied by NTL sorry dont know the make.

I have a T10/100 card in my computer as that is what is reccomended by NTL for 
connection even though it will connect by USB, the router is also of a 
network connection type but as I said its connected with no problem at all.

It sdays at the end of install that a test for the internet connection failed 
but its lying as having installed 3-4 times now its connected no problem.

Best of luck


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> From: "Mark Summerfield" <mark at qtraining.eu>
> Subject: Re: [SWLUG] Advice please: broadband + laptop
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> On 15/05/06, peter <apvx95 at dsl.pipex.com> wrote:
> > Mark Summerfield wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I'm planning to get broadband. At the moment I'm with BT but want to
> > > switch.
> > > Pipex seem to offer phone + broadband;
> [snip]
> > > Also I need to buy a laptop; I'll need to dual boot XP & Linux
> > > (defaulting to Linux).
> > > The Linux on Laptops site lists masses, but does anyone have
> > > recommendations?
> Thanks for all the feedback.
> I get the impression that getting a router will be easier & better
> than getting a broadband modem, so I'll do that. I also get the
> impression that it might be a bit nail-biting getting set up
> (especially since I'm hopeless at sysadmin).
> Doesn't seem to be any outstandingly bad/good laptops: in the past
> I've had Toshiba (fine), Fujisu-Seimens (fine, but short-lived),
> Panasonic (5 years+ and still working---mostly)---I'd get a Panasonic
> again, but their "toughbooks" are a bit expensive.

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