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home network plan-Will this work?

by Buonarotti / June 23, 2007 4:59 AM PDT


I am setting up a home network (or trying to) but my situation is slightly complicated; I have two computers at my home which I want to share a broadband connection (supplied by Pipex Homecall). However one of the computer is a dual boot with Ubuntu and I would like to have an internet connection using both Ubuntu and using WindowsXP.

My plan is to use an ADSL router( i have my eye on a DSL-524T ) and connect everything to that. I assume that both Windows XP and Ubuntu will work with this router? I'm not entirely sure how the ISP fits into all this though? They provided me with a modem and an installation disk when I had just one computer. I have already contacted them and they don't know anything about linux, so they helpfully suggested I search on the internet!

sorry to babble on. any help appreciated. I am sure that for many budding linux users this is a common problem.


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What DSL modem do you have now?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 23, 2007 6:22 AM PDT

You may be able to just add a router. And Linux is not a problem...


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Sagem 800E3
by Buonarotti / June 23, 2007 7:43 AM PDT

Which after a wee bit of 'research' I understand isn't actually a 'modem' (a transceiver?).

my biggest worry is getting lots of hardware rigged together and discovering that my ISP wont work through it. The adsl 'modem' is supplied by them along with a disc, which i'm worried may contain stuff that only works with that modem. unfortunately the net is very sparse on information regarding this.

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It's an USB DSL Modem.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 23, 2007 8:46 AM PDT
In reply to: Sagem 800E3

So to share that connection you'll want to replace it with either a combo DSL Modem+Router or some DSL Modem with ethernet to connect to your router.

Your choice here. is the product I think you have.


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So essentially, most ISP will work with most modems/routers?
by Buonarotti / June 23, 2007 6:45 PM PDT
In reply to: It's an USB DSL Modem.

Not saying for definite in my case, but as a general rule? You don't have to exclusively use the router/modem supplied by the ISP?

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Their rules.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 24, 2007 3:40 AM PDT

Sorry but I don't know your ISP.


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