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Old 07-28-2009, 03:07 PM   #1
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Once installed, will Linux automatically detect ethernet (broadband & DSL) connections like Windows XP does, or is there additional software I need? I use a hardwired connection, so wireless networking won't be an issue.

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Old 07-28-2009, 03:12 PM   #2
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Once installed, will Linux automatically detect ethernet (broadband & DSL) connections like Windows XP does
Generally, Yes.

Just install it, and come back here if something isn't working to your satisfaction.

It is helpful to us if you tell us your distro (Mint, Ubuntu, Fedora etc, with version number)
 
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Many installers will automatically detect and configure the network---especially a wired connection with a dynamic IP (DHCP). But, if it is not auto-detected, it's easy enough to set up.

What distribution (version) of Linux are you using? Also, please describe your system---ethernet card, internet connection, router, etc.
 
Old 07-28-2009, 03:15 PM   #4
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Most distros I've seen, networking is part of the install process. The distros I've worked with that have installer programs will normally try to detect your network cards, and then ask you how you want to deal with them (DHCP or static). But, it would help to know the exact distro you are looking at.
 
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Assuming that you are saying that you have a router that works 'automagically' with windows, then recent (past several years) distros will 'just work'. Even if not, if you know the ip address of your router, it isn't that hard really.

I'm not sure what the USB dongles do, but it is different.
 
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I'm not sure what the USB dongles do, but it is different.
The OP already said he is on wired ethernet.
So the USB problem doesn't exist
 
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...good point...must not write replies while not fully concentrating...must not write replies while not fully concentrating
 
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Once installed, will Linux automatically detect ethernet (broadband & DSL) connections like Windows XP does, or is there additional software I need? I use a hardwired connection, so wireless networking won't be an issue.
You could tell what distribution you are planning to install. And if any hardware is not detected then you got some issue. Else you should be fine. I use Jaunty and have not faced any issues with DSL internet as such.
You will need to configure it with pppoeconf if it is a dial up connection though.
 
  


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