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Hi all

 

I used to have duel boot xp and mandriva 2005 on dailup and have now updated to xp and mandriva 2006 on Wanadoo wireless and talk broadband 54mbps. I havnt been able to get the wireless adapter to work on linux as I am new to linux. I was thinking of buying a new modem/router/firewall which I know will be detected by linux. Can anyone tell me where I could get one and what make and model please I live in the uk.

 

I have only had linux for a little while and would love to get it on broadband as I think it is fantastic.

 

Cheers all :D

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Are you specifically wanting a wireless setup, or will a wired router do? ebuyer do some cheap and good ethernet modem/routers.

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Are you specifically wanting a wireless setup, or will a wired router do? ebuyer do some cheap and good ethernet modem/routers.

 

Yes I am looking specically for a wireless setup but I want to get one that is easy to setup. I have had a reply from another forum on how to setup the speedtouch 330 modem from wanadoo but it is way tooo complecated for me at the moment, anyway I would prefer to have my own modem which I know how to setup.

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Is this ADSL or cable modem? Or something entirely different?

 

In Indonesia, I have seen ADSL modem with built in firewall/router and wireless from different manufacturers. At least the wired ports works easily with Linux.

 

For wireless, you need a wireless card first. I suggest researching a bit for wireless card that is supported in Linux. D-Link seems to be a good brand for Linux support (with exception of the USB version).

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I've seen a lot of people recommend Draytek ADSL routers, and this would be my next choice on purchasing one :P

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Most adsl routers that can connect via ethernet will work easily with linux - as DragonMage suggests getting a wireless card working on the linux box would need to be your first priority however.

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Is this ADSL or cable modem? Or something entirely different?

 

In Indonesia, I have seen ADSL modem with built in firewall/router and wireless from different manufacturers. At least the wired ports works easily with Linux.

 

For wireless, you need a wireless card first. I suggest researching a bit for wireless card that is supported in Linux. D-Link seems to be a good brand for Linux support (with exception of the USB version).

 

Yes its an ADSL Thomson speedtouch 330 modem/router with built in firewall. I have found some instructions on how to get it working but for a newbie its to complecated so I thought I would try to get something which other people have got working in linux with no problems.

The speedtouchl is next to the phone socket and I have a usb adapter in the back of my desktop the other side of the room so I do not have to have extention wires going around the room.

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