[ubuntu-uk] Thinking about switching to linux

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Sat Mar 3 23:42:02 GMT 2007


On 03/03/07, Philip Wyett <philip.wyett at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 03/03/07, alan c <aeclist at candt.waitrose.com> wrote:
>
> >  Benjamin Webb wrote:
> > > I am thinking about swithcing to ubuntu,
> >
> > Welcome!
> >
> > > but I use an AOL ADSL modem to access the internet. This will not
> > > work well with linux (apparently the eccisadsl drivers may be
> > > uncompatible).
> > >
> > > Therefore, I a router to replace it with. I have found this:
> > >  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Linksys-5-Port-100-Switch-SD205/dp/B000225CXG/ref=sr_1_75/203-8642488-2050310?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1172871998&sr=1-75
> > >
> > This does not seem as if it includes an ADSL modem, it looks like just
> > a switch only. I believe you are looking for an ADSL modem/router
> > combination unit.
> > This unit will have at least one ethernet out socket (port) to
> > connect to your network card in the PC.
>
>
>
> Already answered this.
>
> > Some units may have (more) 4 ports, which can be very useful
> > in future when you also want to connect up a laptop temporarilty or
> > the spare PC you can now use easily with linux(!)
>
>
> Expandability is a user preference. The mailer specified that he would be really
> only attaching one PC and had a specific budget. I did offer alternatives that were
> supported by his provider, but he stated he only had certain requirements and asked
> if a certain bit of hardware would do the job. Based on this I looked at the hardware
> providers manuals and gave an assessment.
>
>
> > It is good to have the elements of hardware firewall that are included
> > in most such modem/routers eeeefor example:
> > Technical Details
> > ADSL 2/2+ Modem Router Single port
> > Stateful Packet Inspection firewall
> > Cost Effective Solution
> > MAC Address filtering
> > Quick Setup Wizard (for the modem part, for windows software)
> >
> > You do not get similar 'firewall' protection when using a usb
> > connection from the
> > modem. The solwise unit mentioed elsewhere in this thread
> >  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Solwise-ADSL-SAR-600E-Single-ADSL2+-Router/dp/B000IB9R3C/ref=sr_1_8/203-8642488-2050310?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1172874514&sr=1-8
> > looks like a nice item, although I see it has only a single port.
> >
> > It also does not specifically say that the setup menus may be
> > accessed via a browser (web, HTTP) interface
>
>
> Even looking at the quick setup guide shows you there is access via
> a browser with the default username of 'admin' and password of
> 'admin'.
>  <snip>
>
> Regards
>
> Phil
>
Dear Phil, I have recently switched from Windows XP to Ubuntu on my
desktop- I am using an Alcatel Speed Touch Pro router.(with one port)
I have just bought a secondhand laptop which also has Ubuntu- and I
was interested in the possibility of getting a router with more than
one port-have you come across one? I see you mention it here but
without any specs- so I was not sure if it was wishful thinking? Also
can you tell me where I could purchase one?

Thanks.

Caroline (lsp)
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