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Old 06-08-2003, 09:37 AM   #1
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Ethernet Card = Internet Access?


Hope someone can help.

I realise this may sound stupid, but I am having difficulty understanding Ethernet. Presently, I have a Conexant PCI ADSL modem which Linux hates, along with most unfortunates who are trying to get it to work.

So, what about my internal Ethernet on my motherboard? Could this possibly be any use to me in getting online?

Correct me, please. I'm clearly confused.


Much appreciated
 
Old 06-08-2003, 09:50 AM   #2
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The ethernet card will help if:

you have cable or adsl and a modem which supports ethernet
you link to a router which then links to the net
you are on a network which at some point links to the 'net

If you dial up, I would suggest an external modem - from other posts on this board they are easier to set up (and they are a bit faster - internal modems tend to use the pc for some stuff, external modems are 'self sufficient')

Good luck
 
Old 06-08-2003, 09:57 AM   #3
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Ok..

I'm a home user, so I'm not on a network of any kind. I know my modem can work with an ethernet, however as I say -- its not Linux friendly.

I guess this means I'm pretty much shafted unless I buy a new modem. Grr.
 
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Have you tried going here: http://www.digitaltrickery.com/conexant-pci-notes.html this seems to be a step by step guide.

That was the first result when I googled for Conexant PCI ADSL.
 
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Yeah, that was one of the first places I tried too. Also looked at Lordy's Guide and some other guys. Problem is, they all seem to have different distro's/versions so its difficult to say what could be the problem. Thanks though.
 
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Are you able to get hold of an external modem from your ISP? If so, you could then go down the ethernet route.
 
Old 06-08-2003, 02:09 PM   #7
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Yeah.. I can buy one anyways. I was kinda hoping I could escape without having to spend more money.. grr..!

Thanks for your help, though
 
  


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