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hello right am a complete newbie so here it goes i have a choice of slack redhat mandrake 10. im wanting adsl working on either of them so am not worried what one either but i dont know what kinda modem i need pci or usb i have a static ip aswell. in america they use PPPoE but my conection is PPPoATM. if i buy a router will linux detect it or will i have to buy Ethernet card but i dont know nothing bout linux adsl so any help appreciated
Simplist setup is an external ADSL modem that can output to ethernet, my d-link DSL-300G+ does just that.
Basically instead of the modem being plugged to your USB port, you use a standard CAT5 (RJ45) cable to connect it to you ethernet card. This means you don't need drivers for the modem, only for the ehternet card - and there are plenty of those for linux. Get one that uses a realtek chip or something.
Alternatively you could buy a ADSL modem/router (i.e. one that has a built in modem) and use that...that should be the same setup - you just plug into your network card.
Why not have a look in the HCL and see what other people use?
see the thing is i have a zoom pci adsl modem is the ethernet card a seperate card cause in linux it detects a ethernet card maybe its on the modem but i dont know any of that stuff the ethernet card it detects is realtek so basically i need a modem/ router that has ethernet card on it and i would just have to plug it in
hahah sorry me and punctuation dont usually mix, sorry. anyway in linux it detects a realtek ethenet card. i was wondering if the ethernet card would be on the modem, i always thought ethernet would be a seoerate PCI card. And a link to routers/ethernet card would be great too cheers.
Oh I see....I don't know. How many ports are on your adsl card? Is there one the right shape to be ethernet because if so perhaps it's there so the connection can be shared with other users?
What make/model is your pci card? And why do you want to buy a new one? There may be linux drivers for your current one (although I'd have no idea how to configure it)
there are 2 ports 1 for the broadband and the other well i dont know bout the other. has a little picture of a phone but the size is wrong for the phone socket. I have a zoom pci adsl modem, am looking for another modem cause i have tried this modem many a times but it never seems to work but since i dont know nothing bout ethernet cards/ routers i was thinking bout just getting one of those, every 1 seems to get it to connect first time with ethernet etc
If your card is being detected as ethernet then you could probably keep that as your ethernet card for when you get an external modem/router.
Details for the d-link modem (replacing the one I bought): http://www.dsl-warehouse.co.uk/produ...SL-300T&pm=260
Note it can be used with any OS because it's driverless and is configured via web browser - you plug it up to your ethernet port using the supplied cable and then point your web browser to 192.168.1.1 (or 192.168.0.1, I forget which!) and configure it from there. It supports PPPoA because that's what I use too. Are you in the UK then?
Originally posted by pr0xibus yeah am in scotland ive ordered the modem u posted below it should be here in 1-5 days. did u have any trouble setting it up on linux?
No...as long as you have a java capable web browser (i.e. mozilla, opera) it's fine. There are NO drivers so setting it up is as simple as plugging it in and entering the values provided by your ISP. It works with every UK ISP apart from AOL.