On Tuesday 28 September 2004 9:28 pm, Mike Callaghan wrote:
At 20:58 28/09/04, you wrote:provided people don't listen to the adverts and buy a broadband router and not a broadband modem, we'll all be better off.Sorry Neil, bit of a syntax parsing problem here. So people ignore adverts. Do they then buy a broadband router? or a broadband modem?
Always a router. If it hasn't got an ethernet port, leave it behind. I would never advise anyone to get broadband unless their computer(s) connect to the internet via an ethernet cable. USB doesn't cut it. (Most routers have USB as a sideline but you shouldn't use it!) 1. Without a router, one machine must always be running to service any others. 2. With a router, there is NO driver support or package installation requirement. Most have a small web interface that sets the IP, your username and your password. That's it.
I do get asked at College and have always given the router as the way to go.
On a side note, Linux is part of a course I'm helping to deliver and several students are now dual booting WinXP with MDK10 or Fedora Core 2. One of them dumped his Windows completely and has gone over completely to FC2 on his laptop. I've given the details of the DCLUG so there may some *very* raw recruits signing up soon. They have bags of enthusiasm for most things IT but little experience.
enthusiasm is good - often leads to learning, education and experience and that has to be good for everyone. -- Neil Williams ============= http://www.codehelp.co.uk/ http://www.dclug.org.uk/ http://www.isbn.org.uk/ http://sourceforge.net/projects/isbnsearch/ http://www.biglumber.com/x/web?qs=0x8801094A28BCB3E3
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