Linux and High speed accessability

Terry Klarich terry at
Tue Nov 13 20:04:03 EST 2001

At this time, I wouldn't consider wireless.  There is big problems with
security.  I did hear of a product which used the home wiring though.  Can't
remember how or where though.  Maybe a search on google is in order.

Terry Klarich  (KI5ZW)
A man is not complete until he is married; then, he is finished.
On Tue, 13 Nov 2001 16:42:31 -0500 (EST)you write:
>That's great as long as you don't need to route cable from floor to floor
>as I would in the three-story townhouse I own and live in!  Looks like for
>me that outside of the initial connection, that I'll have to go wireless
>and that stops me almost in my tracks!  it's expensive and I'm not
>convinced that I'll get very good speed throughout.  I also am concerned
>about how to get it all talking to each of the boxes.  I did find an
>interesting device which hooks into the USB port and then will talk via
>think it's a 2.4Ghz signal or perhaps 900MHZ/forget which and would have
>to look it up in the specs.  Does seem simple to put together though.
>Still, it costs
>nearly $100 per PC to do this.  We don'thave access to drop cable between
>floors through the walls.  So only alternative with wired lan is to pull
>up carpets and string that junk everywhere or drill holes in the floor
>which I'm not keen on doing.
>If any of you have used wireless methods and have found a solution which
>are reliable and  won't break the bank! please let me  know.
>Thanks!  -  Amanda Lee
>On Tue, 13 Nov 2001, Terry Klarich wrote:
>> Hello All:
>> These days, I would highly suggest getting one of the personal router produc
>ts on the market.  They have a 10 m connection to
>> connect to a cable modem  or dsl device.  On the other side, there is usuall
>y a 4 port 100m switch you can use to build a local
>> network.  There are models with 56k modems built in as well.  Got mine off e
>bay for $25.
>> My home network is built using one of these personal routers.  Although, min
>e has an ISDN port for the wan connection.  I just have
>> the smtp and ssh ports opened up for external connections.  This is so I can
> both receive mail and log into my machine via ssh
>> remotely.
>> I wouldn't even mention I was using linux.  As long as you stay away from ms
>n, aol ... etc you should be fine.  Most ISP's support
>> straight ppp with chap or pap.  This is all you need.  I would, however, try
> and get a static IP though
>> Terry
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> Terry Klarich  (KI5ZW)
>> A man is not complete until he is married; then, he is finished.
>> On Tue, 13 Nov 2001 14:47:15 -0330you write:
>> >
>> >
>> >Hello list:
>> >
>> >Now that high speed internet access is available in my area,  does the
>> >provider have to support Linux and is there away around that.
>> >I spoke to two providers and they're are not going to support Linux in the
>> >fore seeable future.
>> >Granted, the two people I spoke to were not and I say again, were not OS
>> >savvyy. LOL <grin>
>> >Best regards:
>> >
>> >Michael
>> >
>> >
>> >
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