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Re: RE: [SLE] moden or Lan?
- From: jon_pennington@xxxxxxxxxx (Jon Pennington)
- Date: Sun, 22 Aug 1999 14:08:42 PDT
- Message-id: <935356122.29544.692@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Sun, 22 Aug 1999 10:41:44 -0400, Dan Shinton wrote:
> Unfortunately, you cannot. The reason you cannot use the modem in the
win98 box to dial out with is because win98 does not route packets.
Not entirely true. Products like WinGate will do it. They cost more, but
> Windows NT can, but it's much cheaper and easier just to use linux as your
But much more complicated. It takes configuration skills to make it work.
The HOWTO's are fine, but even I have a hard time reading through them.
> If your modem in your Win98 box is not compatible with linux (most likely
not), then you will have to go buy another modem for your linux box. That is
the only way you can do it.
You should be more careful when giving advice. Generalizations will get you
in trouble with detail-oriented people like myself ;).
> > Hi, a newbie question. I want to access the internet from Linux. I run
Linux on one machine and Win98 on another seperate machine. The Win98
machine has a modem.
> > So the question: can I network the two machines and use the modem in the
Win98 machine from my Linux machine?
> > Modems and ethernet cards are just about the same price here and I am
trying to decide which to buy.
It's interesting that you say that...What kind of prices are we talking
about here? A decent Ethernet card (like a Linksys PCI NIC) is going to be
about $30+ US from somebody like CompUSA or Best Buy. A decent (true
hardware modem) modem is going to be about $70 from the same retailers.
Unless you are talking about 3Com NIC's (~$70-80) being the same price as
modems, there should be a sizeable price difference. Remember, most PCI
modems do not work with Linux.
*!NEWS!* I was at Best Buy the other night and I saw the Actiontek Call
Waiting modem on their shelf. Those of you who have *actually*read* the
WinModem FAQ's know that this PCI v.90 modem is a *real* modem. At $100 US,
it's actually more cost-effective to get an external modem, but for those of
us who hate cables, Actiontek's prize is now available through a large
retailer. Cool, eh :)?
-=|JP|=- (Resident GNUbie)
Jon Pennington | SuSE Linux 6.1
jon_pennington@xxxxxxxxxx | Kernel 2.2.7+
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