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Some of you may have been following the Trials and Tribulations of Bruno'sMonumental efforts to get my Conexant Pci Adsl Modem into life under Mandrake 9.1. Unfortunatly not a success B) ;) So in the cause of greater enlightenment.What do you use?Hodgy

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Peachy

Hodgy,did your ISP provide you with the PCI DSL modem? Even if they did I would recommend seeing if you can get them to send you an external ethernet DSL modem. That way you just have to hook a Cat 5 patch cable from your NIC to the modem. There are consumer DSL modems from 3Com, Linksys, etc. My ISP provides external Alcatel SpeedTouch DSL modems. The advantage of external modem is that you can then put a consumer firewall/router or a PC acting as a router between your Linux box and the modem and avoid all that hassle with configuring the modem; the router will deal with that. All you have to do on the Linux side is provide it with a non-public IP address (192.168.x.x/255.255.255.0 or 172.16.x.x/255.255.0.0 or 10.x.x.x/255.0.0.0) and the IP of the router as your gateway and you are all set.

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Hi PeachyI bought my modem when i signed up for Adsl last August. The ISP were doing a promotion selling the Alcatel USB modem, but both my USB ports where occupied and the Pci card was half the priceso being "cautious" no contest really, There was the fact that i don't have a NIC either.and at the time -Linux ;) I know about Linux , That's the Penguin Right! :DSo NIC's/ routers weren't considered.Might give it more thought know though B) Hodgy

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Sorry to hear that.External ADSL modem is always better option and it works 100%.Problem is in companies not supporting Linux enough to write drivers.I insisted on external modem and made sure it's not USB one, but ethernet so I can hook up my router on it.This is just a suggestion, if you are able to get external modem from them and you can buy router really cheap these days.Benefit is you are protected better from outside world and any additional computer you get is easy to connect, just plug and play, no mater what system you are using.

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Hi HodgyLike everybody here says: best is to buy an ADSL Ethernet-modem ( any ) and a NIC ( NIC´s are dirt cheap ) A real ethernet modem is a good investment.I have an Alcatel Speedtouch 4 ports Ethernet modem/router/switch/firewall ( like Peachy ;) ) and a 3Com 3c905 NIC ( also SIS600 and a few others ) works like a dream.Here is a complete list of supported NIC´s, supported by Mandrake:

Supported Ethernet Cards :3Com 3c501 - (avoid like the plague) (3c501 driver);3Com 3c503 (3c503 driver), 3c505 (3c505 driver), 3c507 (3c507 driver), 3c509/3c509B (ISA) / 3c579 (EISA);3Com Etherlink III Vortex Ethercards (3c590, 3c592, 3c595, 3c597) (PCI), 3Com Etherlink XL Boomerang (3c900, 3c905) (PCI) and Cyclone (3c905B, 3c980) Ethercards (3c59x driver) and 3Com Fast EtherLink Ethercard (3c515) (ISA) (3c515 driver);3Com 3ccfe575 Cyclone Cardbus (3c59x driver);3Com 3c575 series Cardbus (3c59x driver) (most PCMCIA cards should be detected);AMD LANCE (79C960) / PCnet-ISA/PCI (AT1500, HP J2405A, NE1500/NE2100);ATT GIS WaveLAN;Allied Telesis AT1700;Allied Telesis LA100PCI-T;Allied Telesyn AT2400T/BT (“ne†module);Ansel Communications AC3200 (EISA);Apricot Xen-II / 82596.Cabletron E21xx;Cogent EM110;Crystal LAN CS8920, Cs8900.Danpex EN-9400;DEC DE425 (EISA) / DE434/DE435 (PCI) / DE450/DE500 (DE4x5 driver);DEC DE450/DE500-XA (dc21x4x) (Tulip driver);DEC DEPCA and EtherWORKS;DEC EtherWORKS 3 (DE203, DE204, DE205);DECchip DC21x4x “Tulipâ€;DEC QSilver's (Tulip driver);Digi International RightSwitch;DLink DE-220P, DE-528CT, DE-530+, DFE-500TX, DFE-530TX.Fujitsu FMV-181/182/183/184;HP PCLAN (27245 and 27xxx series);HP PCLAN PLUS (27247B and 27252A);HP 10/100VG PCLAN (J2577, J2573, 27248B, J2585) (ISA/EISA/PCI);ICL EtherTeam 16i / 32 (EISA);Intel EtherExpress;Intel EtherExpress Pro.KTI ET16/P-D2, ET16/P-DC ISA (work jumperless and with hardware-configuration options);Macromate MN-220P (PnP or NE2000 mode);NCR WaveLAN;NE2000/NE1000 (be careful with clones);Netgear FA-310TX (Tulip chip); New Media Ethernet.PureData PDUC8028, PDI8023;SEEQ 8005;SMC Ultra / EtherEZ (ISA);SMC 9000 series;SMC PCI EtherPower 10/100 (DEC Tulip driver);SMC EtherPower II (epic100.c driver).Sun LANCE adapters (kernel 2.2 and newer);Sun Intel adapters (kernel 2.2 and newer);Schneider and Koch G16;Western Digital WD80x3;Zenith Z-Note / IBM ThinkPad 300 built-in adapter;Znyx 312 etherarray (Tulip driver);
I hope you get things sorted out quick Hodgy !B) Bruno
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