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Old 09-30-2005, 12:21 PM   #1
obnascar
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WildBlue satellite internet system


I am looking into this satellite Internet system. I live in a remote area that has only dial-up and have been offered a job working out of my house that requires high speed. Can anyone tell me if these satellite systems are compatible with Linux, or are they compatible with every operating system. I have no idea, I have always used dial-up.

Both my computers are 100% Linux and I do not want to purchase something I can not use. I have even called WildBlue about this and 3 days later they still have not gotten back to me about it.

All suggestions, comments, and opinions are welcome~
 
Old 09-30-2005, 01:05 PM   #2
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There is a good chance that the tech support people know nothing about Linux... they just read out of a book and ignore all other questions.

I was just looking at there Q&A, and it appears that they support both Windows and Mac... saying that they require an ethernet card. This gives it a very good chance that it will work just like pluging into a router.
I would doubt that they would have a system that requires drivers if it supports Windows, Mac, and works over an Ethernet card. As long as your system supports DHCP you should be fine. There is the exception in every case, however.
 
Old 09-30-2005, 10:18 PM   #3
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chadl wrote:
There is a good chance that the tech support people know nothing about Linux... they just read out of a book and ignore all other questions.


My same thoughts exactly !

it appears that they support both Windows and Mac... saying that they require an ethernet card. This gives it a very good chance that it will work just like pluging into a router.

As long as your system supports DHCP you should be fine. There is the exception in every case, however.


Thank you for your reply chadl, it was most helpful........jerry
 
  


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