[CALUG] modems for Linux
eldonz39yid at atlanticdb.com
Thu Aug 17 04:00:02 CDT 2006
With Verizon's fiber service you have to use their router. It's not a
bad one but I was accustomed to my Linux router. The 15 down / 2 up Mbps
speed is great though.
On Thu, 2006-08-17 at 00:54 -0400, Kelly Price wrote:
> 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
> PC-Cards works.
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