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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 3:58 pm    Post subject: help me choose a dslrouter-modem perfect for linux Reply with quote

Hi!
I have been trying to switch to linux its been like ages and never totally did it because of my internet conection.

Please help me out on choosing a dsl router-modem that will perfectly work out of the box with Mandriva or SuSE (u know famous distros...)

pleaseeee help me!
any experienced advice is gratefully thanked.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 4:33 pm    Post subject: RE: help me choose a dslrouter-modem perfect for linux Reply with quote

Just about any ethernet modem/router will work. I use one of Ebuyer's own brand units and it's been faultless for years.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 8:20 pm    Post subject: RE: help me choose a dslrouter-modem perfect for linux Reply with quote

I use a 3Com wireless router at home, a netgear wireless in the office and I think 5 cisco routers in the server racks, all work pretty well with Linux gear.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 6:30 am    Post subject: RE: help me choose a dslrouter-modem perfect for linux Reply with quote

I agree with nelz, just about every ADSL Modem/Router will work with Linux. nelz and I have discussed the advantages of single RJ45 or 4-port RJ45 before Laughing - I'll just say that as long as you connect via the ethernet RJ45 port it is much easier (I've used D-Link, Netgear, Belkin and others with 4-ports and 54g wireless to great effect in homes and businesses).
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 9:27 am    Post subject: RE: help me choose a dslrouter-modem perfect for linux Reply with quote

Yep, any, I had one that came from the ISP themselves and worked fine and when that broke, we bought one from *shudder* pc world (we were desperate....lol), I think it was a d-link, that worked, and I have bought my dad a 23.00 router from dabs.com/uk and that works as well...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 11:03 am    Post subject: RE: help me choose a dslrouter-modem perfect for linux Reply with quote

We have all be desperate enough to buy from PC World at some stage. I got so desperate once I worked there for 8 months in Basingstoke. Moved to Wales one day without telling them. They were a bit miffed when I didn't turn up for work and faxed my resignation Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, well this particular time, it was 10 to 8 and they shut at 8, we made a quick decision because a. it was sunday the next day, and b. it was a bank holiday on the monday. So we got there just in time, and got back to a happy internet filled house....phew...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They usually open Sunday, 10 till 6 I think. Been a long time, I can't quite remember opening times now. It was the worst working environment I've been in, including factory work so its something I try to forget Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got a 3com.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an Alcatel SpeedTouch Pro that's worked flawlessly for 19 months so far (hold thumbs). Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2005 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bren7x64 wrote:
I have an Alcatel SpeedTouch Pro that's worked flawlessly for 19 months so far (hold thumbs). Wink


Im using the old green alcatel dsl modem (think its now made by thomson) - (although I had to get the mgmt.o file first for it to work). Its plugged into an old dell 486, running IPCop under the table and has worked flawlessly since I wired it up. "Touch wood"
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