Broadband on Linux
Have any of you who live in the UK managed to get Blueyonder Broadband working on SuSE? Or do you know anyone who has? I'm thinking of getting broadband (connected through an ethernet card) but am not sure if it will work through Linux.
Is it possible? Is it easy to setup? Any advise would be appreciated. thanks
Any broadband that connects through ethernet will work on linux. Sometimes its complicated to get online the first time - often best to borrow a windows box. But once you've signed up everything just works with DHCP.
if unsure order the package. then see what modem comes with it. if its a usb one then order a decent adsl router (www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk).
Thanks, will most USB broadband modems work with linux? I only ask because I know that linux has problems with USB modems
In a word - No. Some do some don't. fortunately most are based on a few chipsets. although you usually need a screwdriver to find out what chipset is being used.
I've heard good stories about the alcatel one that BT were using. I had an Intel something or other that wasn't supported. I bought a router that plugged into my usb modem. That was a nice bit of kit. a Draytek Vigor 2200 USB.
Find out what modem their supplying and have google.