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Old 01-23-2003, 08:14 AM   #1
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BT ADSL hardware & linux?


Has anyone had experience in configuring the hardware that BT sell with their broadband packages with linux?

If not, could anyone recommend a solid ADSL modem for use with a mixed linux/win32 network? Although there are lots of router/modem combos available, is it generally worth the effort to set up a linux box to do routing/firewall instead (no hardware cost for that)?

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totally worth it. i don't know what kinda modem you have. i have a standard usb / ethernet one from ntl and it's SO SO easy to configure for ethernet. no special drivers no nothing. you just use netconfig or a similar program to conect an NIC to the modem using DHCP and that's it. also i use Firestarter to set up port forwarding and firewall services.
 
  


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