Cable modem, router, and nic
jvian10 at charter.net
Wed Feb 11 00:57:51 UTC 2004
Peter Reed wrote:
> Michael Gargiullo wrote:
>>> On Mon, 2004-02-09 at 20:36, Peter Reed wrote:
>>>> I was about to purchase a cable modem, router and nic card Any
>>>> sugestions on
>>>> what I should purchase for the above would be appreciated. I of
>>>> course run
>>>> fedora so something that will be compatible with fedora would be
>>>> optimal. And
>>>> thank you for all the fine reading.
>>>> Peter Reed
>> Depending where you are, if you truly want to BUY your own modem,
>> make sure it's upgradable to Docsis 2.0 ie... terayon 715 , motorola
>> 5200, and a few others...
>> Any cable modem router will work just fine on 99% of the systems out
>> there. After you setup your modem and router, check the lease time
>> on the router. If you notice that you loose connectivity at t he
>> half way point (ie 30 day lease, after 15 days your router looses
>> connectivity) turn WAN ping on (It's a long involved DHCP issue..good
>> reading though)
>> You could always run IPTables and 2 nics on your fedora box
>> (using it as the firewall). This is what I run on the comcast network.
> Thanks Mike,
> How about some good nics to use with linux? Any Ideas?
I have had good luck with intel, any of the 8139 chip nics, 3com
(most), and even a lot of the ne2000 compatible nics.
In general, if linux will see it and configure it at boot time it
probably will work with little or no problems.
I use the solution with 2 nics regularly, and then configure iptables
for the firewall.
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