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Old 12-17-2007, 02:34 AM   #1
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Question Buying a router for Linux installation

I am thinking of installing a router (wired or wireless) between my cable and my Intel Duo Core. Any suggestions as to what would be compatible? I am using a couple of Linux distros (Ubuntu, Sabayon, Bluewhite64). Not looking to spend a lot; just want a good one that works well with others. My cable provider is Time Warner and I have VOIP as well.
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Just about any normal router would work, I like Netgear's stuff a lot.
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Hello rhomp2002

Compatibility with Linux is not usually a problem. I can't recall a router that isn't configured through a web interface.

That is, they have a small web server in them and you type the web servers ip address into your web browser to bring up the interface for configuring.

Makes them practically operating system independant.

Edit: I agree with elliott678, I use mainly Netgear and find it easy to set up and reliable.

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All routers are compatible if you connect to them using an ethernet cable and port. If you connect to them via USB, they may or may not be compatible (but generally are).


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