Harware needed for Internet connection

Sam Tygier samtygier at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Nov 2 13:20:10 UTC 2005

Peter wrote:
> I just loaded first Ubuntu 5.04 on my PC.
> At present would like to ask for advice, what is the best hardware i 
> need yo connect to ADSL.
> I prefer if possible to have hard wired modem, which will be easy 
> recognised by Ubuntu.
> Thanks for help
> Petar Petrovic
> E-Mail: on8xe at skynet.be <mailto:on8xe at skynet.be>

there are lots of manufacturers making broadband routers. they tend to have a build in adsl modem and about 4 ethernet ports. (some have a wireless access point aswell). this allows you to add more computers in the future.

they can be configured from any operating system with a web browser. you just connect a ethernet (cat 5) lead from you computer to the router, tell your computer to configure the connection using dhcp, open a web broswer and put something like in the address bar.

i use a linksys and had no problems, but there are plenty of other makes.


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