[ubuntu-uk] Broadband connection with Eclipse

Samuel Toogood sam_toogood at athsoc.org.uk
Mon Mar 5 15:39:16 GMT 2007

Robin Menneer wrote:
> On 3/5/07, Dave Walker <DaveWalker at skydivers.co.uk> wrote:
>> Hi Robin,
>> Did 'webmaster' tell you why it will not work with Ubuntu?
> No !
>> Do you know what the make and model of the 'black box' is?
> Yes.  It's labelled Speed Touch 330 made by Thomson Telecom.  T
>> Does this 'black box' have a network cable port (RJ-45) (pic:
>> http://www.offspringtech.com/images/big/COUPL-RJ45.jpg).  It's bigger
>> than a normal telephone connection.  If so, that is definitely the
>> preferable option.
> It has two connections: a tiny plug to the landline and a cable with a
> USB plug on the other to the computer, and is working on my mac as I
> type.
>  Kind Regards,
>> Daviey
>> On Mon, 2007-03-05 at 14:54 +0000, Robin Menneer wrote:
>>> Having had Orange take five weeks (and dozens of phone calls) to
>>> replace their white box after an ordinary lightning strike, I have
>>> moved to Eclipse.  Their black box works ok with my mac mini but my
>>> webmaster tells me that it won't work with Ubuntu on my Compaq laptop
>>> (which worked ok with Orange) and that I will have to buy a different
>>> box costing in excess of £30.  I'm on broadband with non-wireless USB
>>> connections.  Help please...
>> --
>> ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
>> https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-uk
>> https://wiki.kubuntu.org/UKTeam/
An ADSL router is better (more reliable, can connect more than one
computer at once etc), but you should be able to use the box you've been
given. Take a look at

Hope this helps,


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