[CALUG] modems for Linux
pdragon at pdragon.net
Wed Aug 16 23:12:27 CDT 2006
On 8/16/06, petror at netstorm.net <petror at netstorm.net> wrote:
> How do I source drivers for faster (i.e. cable type)
> modems geared toward Linux? I've already found out the
> hard way that my 2006 Mandriva build cannot do anything
> with my 2002 Sony Vaio's Lucent softmodem... an NDIS issue
> stemming from Windows/Intel hegemony. Does the cable company
> for say Verizon or Comcast supply the driver? My stepdaughter
> has a cable connection for Comcast. Please comment.
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Every cable/dsl modem from regular commercial providers (Comcast, Cox,
Verizon, Speakeasy, etc) I've come across works fine just plugged straight
into the lan jack. No cross-over cable or drivers needed, Linux or Windows.
This is, of course, not recommended. Better to have a hardware
router/firewall between you and the net, even if it is only one computer.
If you've got an old PC laying around not doing anything, you can download
IPCop <http://www.ipcop.org> and make your own router. Did that myself with
an old Pentium II system almost a year ago and it works better than any
commercial router I've ever used.
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