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Old 11-12-2004, 12:09 PM   #1
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Question About Broadband Software...


I installed Mandrake Linux 10 recently and was suprised my when the interent worked straight away, on Windows 2000 which I am dual booting with I have to use a Broadband installer CD to get NTL Broadband set up..Does Mandrake just do it for you or does it get the settings from Windows?

Im asking becuase im thinking of going to Linux full time..and dropping Windows..

Old 11-12-2004, 12:37 PM   #2
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Mandrake doesn't use any software from your dual boot of Windows. I assume that you connect via a NIC and get your ip address via DHCP? I noticed (with NTL cable) that when you stop using the usb connection and have a small 4 port hub, that the need for the software disappears altogether.

It is possible though, that Linux doesn't need all the bolt ons to work - it just does it!


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