[CALUG] modems for Linux
strredwolf at gmail.com
Wed Aug 16 23:54:26 CDT 2006
On 8/17/06, Keith <pdragon at pdragon.net> wrote:
> 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.
Add Fiber Optics for that.
> 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.
In a pinch, Slackware on an old Pentium 1 laptop and two ethernet
Kelly "STrRedWolf" Price
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