dsl modem compatibility

Phillip Susi psusi at cfl.rr.com
Mon Mar 6 19:34:54 UTC 2006

As long as it has an ethernet port on it, then it will work just fine.  
If your ISP doesn't use PPPoE, then that's even better, but there are 
ways to get PPPoE to work as well. 

alex wrote:
> I'm currently using a dial-up modem and would like to change to DSL.
> Downloading ubuntu upgrades gets tiresome at 4 kBPs max
> I'd prefer to have my own modem instead of renting from a service 
> provider.
> The problem I'm having is selecting a suitable DSL/ADSL modem.  The only
> ones I've been able to find are those where the manufacturer does NOT
> state that it is suitable for linux.  Instead, they brag about ability
> to work with Windows or Mac.
> Can someone enlighten me about choosing a decent dsl modem, usb or 
> whatever?
> alex

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