Connecting to L2TP
dotancohen at gmail.com
Tue Feb 26 17:19:15 UTC 2008
On 26/02/2008, Karl Auer <kauer at biplane.com.au> wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-02-27 at 02:45 +1100, Karl Auer wrote:
> > Don't get a cable modem, get a cable router.
> I just checked out the device you mentioned, and it appears to be just
> what you want after all - just plug in your ethernet cable and go. Not
> even a configuration step involved. Put a switch on the PC side to share
> the connection with other computers. I don't think you need any special
> software on the PC at all. It might be a different story if you need to
> use USB - the user guide says you can't use USB with Linux, but that
> shouldn't stop you trying :-)
Although I've seen USB modems, I believe that this is an ethernet
unit. I'll double check. And no, I cannot simply plug it in and go. I
need a "dialer", which is a program provided by the ISP that "dials"
and connects to the 'net. When she turns her Windows computer on,
there is no internet access. She double clicks an icon on her desktop,
which runs this dialer program, which then enables internet access.
A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
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