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- Subject: [ale] ADSL???
- From: kaboom at gatech.edu (Chris Ricker)
- Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 20:27:05 -0500 (EST)
On Tue, 27 Oct 1998, Christopher R. McNabb wrote:
> Does anyone know of a way to do Linux and ADSL? I refuse to use Microsoft
> products due to security issues, and I would need to build another box to
> run NT (another I dont think sooo!) My other known option is Mac, and I'd
> much rather use Linux if I can. There HAS to be SOMEONE who's found a way,
> or at least is working on it.
I set it up yesterday. It was incredibly easy, once I realized that it
wasn't working because my NIC was set to 10-base-2 instead of 10-base-T ;-).
Basically, ADSL is completely independent of your platform, assuming you can
get a 10-base-T card and a TCP/IP box in your machine. In my case, I just
hooked the digital modem up to a serial port, logged in over minicom,
configured the modem for the settings my phone company wanted, then changed
my machine's IP to the one my ISP gave me. After that, I was up and
running. It's quite impressive. The only problem is that it makes a slight
background hiss on the phone line, but I can live with that to be getting a
speedy download at the same time....
Chris Ricker kaboom at gatech.edu
chris.ricker at m.cc.utah.edu