[SWLUG] Discuss Digest, Vol 35, Issue 12

Michael Parker Michael.Parker at wbs.wales.nhs.uk
Thu Jul 26 13:19:38 UTC 2007

Hi Lisi,

Yeah, they look an interesting option... just out of curiosity, how much
did you get them for (I did look at the site, but I may have just
over-looked the "buy here" bit!)

Thanks Lisi - Mike

> > 1. Can anyone recommend a wireless internal card / usb dongle that
> cheap
> > AND works with ubuntu out of the box (7.04 seems a lot better for
> than
> > the 6.nn flavours) [as my pc is not next to my router!]
> Had you thought of Home Plug, for example:
> http://www.solwise.co.uk/net-powerline.htm?
> I recently bought two sets of these, one for me and one for a client;
> i.e.
> one for Windows and one for Linux.  They were simplicity itself to set
> In both cases there was already a functioning hard-wired network.  Set
> entailed plugging them in.  That was it .  Literally.
> I got a lot of helpful advice from the Solwise technical help-line,
> I
> steeled myself for the plunge.  There are theoretically one or two
> gotchas (e.g. surge protectors apparently sometimes cause a problem).
> have
> surge protectors at both ends and the connection has not so much as
> blinked.
> Oh - and they are much faster than wireless and less of a security
> problem.
> Solwise is not, of course, the only supplier.  But I know about them
> because
> that is where I got mine.
> Lisi

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