Act ubuntu server a an ADSL modem

Liam Proven lproven at
Thu Sep 22 17:10:34 UTC 2011

On 22 September 2011 17:58, Jerem <oth4l4 at> wrote:
> Yeah i have a telephone socket on my PC have you got a tutorial or something
> like this to do that ?
> Thank you for your help.

That is a *dial-up* modem, not an ADSL modem.

These use sound to carry data. They cannot "speak" ADSL.

You would need a separate ADSL modem for this to work, such as one of these:

I have several - I am happy to post you one if you like, just for the
cost of postage.

Then you need a distribution to turn an old PC into a router. I have
tried many; the best was Smoothwall:

There was also an all-Free fork of it, called IPCop:

However, these have all faded away in the last few years, because of
the cost of the electricity to run an old PC 24*7.

It is actually greener to use a modern combined firewall/router -
these sell for £30-£40 these days, which is probably less than the
running costs of leaving an old PC on continuously for a year.

So, yes, you can do it, but not with a dial-up modem, and it is not
worth doing unless you like somewhere like Norway or Brazil with very
cheap hydroelectric electricity.


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