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Old 09-27-2005, 09:52 PM   #1
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Question Can anyone tell me if any version of Linux is compatible with broadband cable?


As a FNG, I write to ask anyone if Linux is able to use broadband cable?
Must I use some form of TCP/IP, or can I install Red Hat and access the internet via broadband?
 
Old 09-27-2005, 10:01 PM   #2
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im not sure you understand your question.

some ISP don't support linux if you have issues, but linux supports tcp/ip network traffic, which is what you need to get on the internet via any means...dsl/dialup/satelite/and yes, broadband.
 
Old 09-27-2005, 10:12 PM   #3
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Thanks Debianmike for the information. What I'm trying to get help for is this: Do I absolutely need a phone line, or will my Mediacom cable mode of accessing the internet suffice?
Do I have to rent a landline or can I install Linux on my computer and access the Net by cable?
 
Old 09-27-2005, 10:20 PM   #4
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I use DSL myself, but from what I've read, you're more likely to encounter problems with a dial-up modem or wireless than cable broadband.
 
Old 09-27-2005, 11:31 PM   #5
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I run SuSE on my laptop, and have a wireless cable connection at my GF's apartment. Basically, the connection (dial-up, DSL, cable, etc) is not important; what is important is that your interface works correctly -- J.W.
 
Old 09-28-2005, 12:41 AM   #6
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Do I absolutely need a phone line, or will my Mediacom cable mode of accessing the internet suffice?
I'd have thought that by definition any cable service will work without needing a phone line. Anyway as long as it plugs into the computer with a normal ethernet cable it will work in Linux, unless your ISP has some proprietary login-client or something.
 
  


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