Thanks for the suggestions. And Kent, point taken. I'll be more explicit on every msg.
First, my current set-up. I have 'stable' with a 2..2.20 kernel. My broadband modem is a Prolink Hurricane 8000 with a USB interface to the computer and a phone link to the wall phone socket. Under Window XP, it is configured for pppoE.
I would like to use this set-up to upgrade from 'stable' to 'testing'; adding more network hardware is not an option.
So, 'stable' does support broadband. It could be the kernel then.
What's the link to the latest 'stable' kernel version?