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Yo im on aol broadband and im using a bt voyager105 usb modem, as aol and bt dont know the difference between linux and windows they dont supply linux drivers for the modem.
I was wondering if i got a adsl router would i be able to use my internet on linux? and like how do routers work? do i run it on windows and configure it with my username and pass and then it will stay on the modem to keep reconnecting the internet if it disconnects and it will always be on and just run through my network card??? HELP!! :p
As a general rule, routers require an ethernet connection to your PC (or wireless). I think you can find some with USB though... someone may correct me.
That aside, your username/password is entered into the router via a web page.
Any OS that supports your network card will then work. I dual boot with Win and Linux and the network card gets a local IP address off the router by DHCP.
say i got a adsl router, connected it up and got it working on windows by setting all that up via the webpage and stuff then would it all stay online (router connected to internet) whilst i install linux and after installation etc. so i wont have to fiddle about with it whilst running linux?
Since when do you need drivers for a modem, if you use it through ethernet? (in other words, dump USB.)
yeah well say i install a adsl router and plug network cable into my network card, yeah how am i ment to get my adsl router to connect to internet through linux? smarty!?
Why don't you just connect the sodding modem to the network card? You don't need a router to begin with.
hmm thats gonna work when its got a fliping usb end :confused: hence, bt voyager 105 usb adsl modem... doesnt that make it clear enough?
Routers connect to the modem via ethernet. So again, you don't need a router - you now need a new modem. You can buy ADSL modems easily.
And no, it doesn't make it clear enough. My modem takes both, and therefore is a USB modem but is also an Ethernet modem. :p
Well mynes a average one that came free, neways im getting a adsl router, only 15quid or summat so no probs..
Aight, make sure it has a built in modem.
Routers connect to the modem via ethernet.
With an ADSL router you wouldn't need a modem as it has one built in. Most ADSL modems are USB only, there are a few exceptions such as the D-Link DSL-300G/T you've mentioned. You could use a normal cable/DSL router and connect that to an Ethernet ADSL modem, but firstly your using two boxes where only one is really necessary and secondly the D-Links are very fussy as to which routers they will work with.
What I was saying was that he wanted to use a router when there was no point; he didn't want to share his connection or anything, he just wanted it to work with Linux.
Archagon or whatever ur name is...
Get A Job! :D
Right time for me to clear this up.
An ADSL router doesn't have to have a modem.
Most people for home use buy a modem-router. That performs both modem and router functions.
If you want to use linux then you could just use an ethernet modem (although you will still need the NIC drivers), but and ADSL router with an ADSL modem would do an equally good job.
i get the adsl router, split internet connection between 2 machines running linux and one using windows.. one of the linux ones will always be online unlike the other linux one and windows one, therefor i need the router to split the connection cos the linux box thats gonna always be online is only 256mb ram and a 2100+ processor and that will just be hosting a site so.. i dont want to run my whole connection through that :P :D
Why are you telling me to get a job at nearly 7pm in the evening? Some people really do worry me...
Anyway, yes, you need a router to split your internet connection that way.
Did it not occur to you that if you had revealed that little tidbit of information to us peons earlier; that I would have agreed with you needing a router?
It would have saved you a lot of time throwing petty insults at me, though you seem to do that anyway.
Archagon is a new one, but you really need to try harder - you only put in 1 extra letter. I have come to expect at least 3.
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