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danoyoto 07-16-2004 10:12 PM

High Speed
heres the skinny, I am going to FINALLY sign up for high speed DSL and I want to buy my own modem (save $10 a month) but I don't know what to buy......I want the DSL to go to an old system that I'll set up as a firewall/web/mail server and then to a 4 port switch for my two (three at times) other computers. So I don't see the need to buy a modem that has more than one port built in...any ideas?

thx in advance

adz 07-17-2004 04:37 AM

I don't know of any specifics for what's available in Canada but my only recommendation is get an ethernet one (as opposed to USB). No need for drivers or anything. Actually, mine has both ethernet and USB so I can pick an choose. I chose ethernet. Mine also acts as a firewall and DHCP server and was a webmin interface. Can't ask for more than that.

danoyoto 07-17-2004 07:06 AM

thanks for the reply....I definetely want an ethernet one.....just not sure if I should take up the providers offer and buy one of theirs.....3 choices, 1)GNET BB0060-129.95, 2)D-LINK 300G-149.95, or 3)ALCATEL SPEEDTOUCH 510-169.95. all the prices are Canadian. Of course they only list the alcatel as being LINUX compatible. I am looking up reviews on each but any other ideas are great!

adz 07-17-2004 09:18 AM

Well as long as they operate in something OTHER than transparent bridge mode then they're compatible with all OSes. Basically with most modern ADSL modems you just run dhclient and you're laughing. If they have proprietary software that you can't get around using then give it a miss.

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