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  1. #1
    JoGiles
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    Default Linux won't work - wanting to get a Windows equivalent

    Hey everyone.

    I think I'm up against a brick wall when it comes to getting Linux to work with my ADSL modem (although I haven't tried).

    I think things may be easier if I just install a Windows OS such as Windows Me or 98. My server computer is only a Pentium 2-266 I believe, so I don't have much power. I want this computer to be on 24-7, so restarts shouldn't be part of it's vocabulary

    Anyways, I was wondering what your suggestions would be - should I use ICS or go for something like WinGate (remembering this computer is going to be used as an internet server so we don't want to be pinholing every port, etc). Also, I will obviously need to run a firewall, etc - suggestions which will work for the network etc?

    I'm disappointed I can't run Linux with it, but hopefully I'll be able to get a similar solution using windows and a few 3rd party products.

    Your suggstions would be much appreciated,
    Thanks in advance,
    Jonathan Giles

  2. #2
    robsonde
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    Default Re: Linux won't work - wanting to get a Windows equivalent

    > getting Linux to work with my ADSL modem (although I
    > haven't tried).

    whats the problem?
    how is there a problem if you dident try?

    I would say that linux is going to be the best / cheepest solution.

    would you like the us F1 people to help get you into linux??

    NOTE: i dont know very much about linux but others do.


  3. #3
    Billy T
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    Default Re: Linux won't work - wanting to get a Windows equivalent

    Well Jo, it is a bit defeatist to give up on Linux and your ADSL modem without even trying. If it is a router Linux wouldn't even know it was there so to speak. You are not proposing to use an internal modenm are you?

    Anyway, if you decide to go Windows, why not try 98lite. Stripped of all the unwanted garbage it is fast and stable.

    Cheers

    Billy 8-{)

  4. #4
    yang11
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    Default have a look at [url]www.nzdsl.co.nz[/url]

    to see if u can get a driver for the modem. without a linux driver, u can forget the linux idea.
    if successful, u need to do some masq/squid/iptables in linux.

    good luck

  5. #5
    JoGiles
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    Default Re: Linux won't work - wanting to get a Windows equivalent

    I have done a lot of research on the INTERAL () adsl modem i have, and I find most firewall/internet sharing linux os's don't support PPPOA very easily, nor does my internal modem get detected in the Linux OS's I have tried.

    I think your idea of 98lite and WinGate will work well enough.

    Any suggestions from anyone how I could remotely manage it? (I don't want to have anything other than a power, network and adsl wire running into the computer). Something like pcAnywhere but simpler, etc?

    Cheers.
    Jonathan

  6. #6
    robsonde
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    Default Re: Linux won't work - wanting to get a Windows equivalent

    to remote manage it you could use VNC

    I dont know where to get it but it is free and good.

    just do a search for VNC


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