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Old 01-29-2005, 09:28 PM   #1
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2wire dsl boxes supported?


Does anyone here use a 2wire dsl box on linux? if so which one. thanx
 
Old 01-30-2005, 11:19 AM   #2
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I am not sure that I understand your question.

I have two telephone lines feeding dsl into my home (a third is plain old POTS - for making and receiving calls!) one is a dynamic and one is a business dsl with a fixed IP. The dynamic IP has a dsl modem with a USB output and the fixed IP came with an unprogramable 4 socket cat5 cable output, both of these are fed into a Linksys RV082 VPN Router which is fully programable via its IP address and it acts as one of my firewalls. I highly recommend it, and since it is IP maintainable it matters not one whit if you are running Linux or any other OS.

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Old 01-30-2005, 12:25 PM   #3
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I use a 2wire HomePortal 1800HW, it works fine.
 
Old 01-30-2005, 05:32 PM   #4
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The 2Wire home portal isn't OS specific. I use it with Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac. You just need to assign everything on the network an IP address, or let the portal be the DNS server ect. Seems to work fine. Supports up to 6 simultaneous Wi-Fi users and one wired. Or you can hook a switch into the portal and connect as many machines as you want to the outside world. It is a hardware firewall too. Programs through a web browser interface. When you first set it up SBC makes you enter your profile and other identifiers to set your account up, that is a windows only app. You may have to initialize it with a windows box. I did that a year ago and did use a windows box for that. But you don't have to run the 2wire software on every machine that you connect to it. I Don't have it on any now for a while.
 
Old 02-22-2005, 07:41 PM   #5
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Originally posted by teckk
The 2Wire home portal isn't OS specific. I use it with Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac. You just need to assign everything on the network an IP address, or let the portal be the DNS server ect. Seems to work fine. Supports up to 6 simultaneous Wi-Fi users and one wired. Or you can hook a switch into the portal and connect as many machines as you want to the outside world. It is a hardware firewall too. Programs through a web browser interface. When you first set it up SBC makes you enter your profile and other identifiers to set your account up, that is a windows only app. You may have to initialize it with a windows box. I did that a year ago and did use a windows box for that. But you don't have to run the 2wire software on every machine that you connect to it. I Don't have it on any now for a while.
What software are you guys using for the connection..
RoaringPenguin??? or.. something else..
a buddy of mine got DSL instead of a cable modem.. I haven't had
DSL for about 5 years.. (Right when it was very new in OK.. and it
was "terrible"

tia

Update.. found the answer here..

http://www.kosaraju.com/linux.html


Last edited by thekat; 02-22-2005 at 07:55 PM.
 
Old 07-29-2005, 10:16 AM   #6
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I have just introduced a co-worker and her boyfriend to linux using Mandrake 10.1 They are connected to SBC DSL using a 2Wire 1000HW. They are all using Win XP (except I just installed MDK 10.1 on her box). Her computer is connected via a SBC-provided wireless usb adapter (don't know the manufacturer of this adapter). I've tried setting up her connection but am not able to get her up and running on the internet. I set it up as a DHCP connection and was able to be "connected" to their network but couldn't access the internet or even any of the other 3 computers on their network. What might I be doing wrong? I haven't tried using ndiswrapper so I might try that tonight. Do I need to know the manufacturer of this wireless usb adapter and then, hopefully, obtain a driver for it? The driver that comes up during my install is one from Realtek but again, it doesn't work. Any help would be greatly appreciated with this problem.

Oh, by the way, her computer is an Emachines T1220. Don't know if anyone might need that little piece of knowledge.

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Old 07-29-2005, 09:01 PM   #7
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You are probably going to have to find out the chipset the wireless device is using then see if they are supporting Linux. See if the manufactures web site offers suport.
If not you may be able to use ndiswrapper and the windows .inf file to make one.

http://www.linuxhomenetworking.com/l...work-linux.htm

http://www.linux-wlan.org/docs/wlan_adapters.html.gz

http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/

http://hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_Tour.../Wireless.html

Good luck. Linux and 802.xx is not so great yet.
 
  


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