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Hi, I recentally installed Black Orion and I don't consider myself to be knowledgable about linux. I was able to figure out how to set everything else up but I was unable to configure my internet. How might I be able to do so with a 2wire modem? I also don't have any windows partitions on my computer. I tried searching on google and I was unable to find any solutions which worked.
Last edited by Skorch_Creature; 05-22-2006 at 11:20 AM.
As I understand it, Black Orion is a RHEL dirivative and should use similar configuration tools. The modem you are referencing is a DSL modem, but you did not say whether it was USB or not. I am assuming USB. If so, you may or may not need a driver for it. Googling for a linux driver for this modem is your best bet. From the command line, issue:
to see if your modem is detected by the USB drivers in Linux.
If you have trouble getting this modem to work (many have had difficulty getting USB ADSL modems working), you can almost guarantee yourself an instant connection with a ADSL modem/router connected via ethernet.
I am unable to enter in that command that you provided mainly because I am unable to determine the first character. Also, how might I install a driver if I am using a different computer running on a different OS? In addition, if the USB adapter is unable to work, I won't be able to use ethernet because my old computer does not have a port fit for the ethernet cable. I greatly appreciate your assistance and please continue to help me :P
This port apparently works with Linux, though I have no experience with it. I can tell you that a PCI 10/100 ethernet card is less than $10.00, and a Belkin or Linsys ADSL modem/router is about $80.00 full price (you can find them cheaper or used if you look around.)
The USB port will have nothing to do with an ethernet port. With ethernet ADSL modem/router set up, no driver is required. It just works when you enable the ethernet card.
*But* with Ethernet cables, not USB. When I had the old gateway (an Actiontec) and I tried to hook up USB, I discovered that USB Internet support for Linux was sparse, so I juststuck with ethernets for this one. The 2wire I have has four ethernet ports, so I'm fine with 3 computers.