Re: Connect to Internet through
On May 17, 11:10 am, pinniped <cirilo_berna...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> You would have to explain your setup more or we might give you all the wrong advice. For example:
> 1. Are you getting internet access through 'cable' (which requires a cable modem, probably built into the cable TV receiver) OR
> 2. Is your internet via ADSL, in which case you have an ADSL modem and the telephone line plugs into it. OR
> 3. Are you using a dial-up modem?
> 4. Will you only attach 1 machine at a time or will you connect several at once? If you are connecting several, how are you sharing the connection?
> If you are using a dial-up modem and it is an external modem, this is fully supported in Debian and you will have the option to configure this at install time. If you use dial-up with an internal modem then you probably cannot access the system via Linux because most internal modems are 'software modems' and most software modems have no Linux support. (The manufacturers seem to have an endless list of really stupid excuses.)
> If you have an ethernet cable running from your computer to the Cable or ADSL modem, then the tool to configure the system is 'pppoeconf'.
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Thank you very much for your reply! I do appreciate it. Wow, there are
so many things regarding to net work! Anyway, I will try to describe
my desired set up more.
Right now on my laptop the Windows XP is running. On the laptop I can
get onto internet simply by plug the cable provided by my ISP(no
static IP is provided) in to the jack and input the ISP giving
username and password in dial-up connection. I think it is not ADSL
since I do not even have a telephone line in my flat. My laptop is
DELL Inspiron 2200 and has NIC embeted in. I do not use an external
modem as well. What is ethernet cable? do you mean the NIC?
I will try to install Debian sarge(stable) in my old PC to learn Linux
shell scripting , Server related technologies and networking skills. I
will try to set up the old PC server as router and make my home
computers get the internet access through it. My another question is
if I set up firewall system in the old PC, does this set up spare my
home-windows-computers from virus?
Thanks a lot in advance!