[plug] broadband with linux
daniel at flashware.net
Sat May 17 10:00:36 WST 2008
And Amcom doesn't count uploads, which is great for the off-site backups
I do on a daily basis.
Ian Ball wrote:
> Amnet offers ADSL2+ for $29 a month. They also do Naked DSL for $19.95
> a month, which includes a VoIP account.
> Amnet also gives you a WAIX quota, which means that you can get plenty
> of Linux ISOs from WAIX mirrors without it affecting your normal quota.
> Also, updates will come via WAIX if you choose a suitable repository.
> As others have mentioned, there is no need to worry about Linux
> compatibility. Just get a DSL modem, and connect it using Ethernet.
> You can get either a 4 port or single port modem. Many 4-port modems
> (such as the Netcomm NB9+4W) come with wireless and a built in ATA for
> your VoIP.
> Kind Regards,
> On Fri, 2008-05-16 at 03:04 +0800, Dem N wrote:
>> plug question:
>> Hi, I'm researching broadband, because I'm getting a little tired of
>> dialup, and I'd like to know what people would recommend.
>> Basically I want about 1G at any broadband speed (I'd prefer cheaper
>> to faster) with shaping (I want to ensure there are no excess fees),
>> and I'd like to keep it to under $30 a month. I could get a Vista
>> laptop, but I'd rather use Linux, so compatibility with Linux is
>> virtually a must, and support, if possible, would be good, though it
>> looks like no one offers this.
>> So far, the best deal seems to be iinet's package of 2Gb (peak) naked
>> DSL with bundled VOIP ($50 combined with phone; my usual phone bill is
>> $35 so that's just $15 for good broadband). I've checked with them,
>> and my line is compatible with naked DSL, so there's no problem there.
>> The only thing holding me back is really that (1) Is it definitely
>> Linux compatible? I'm using Fedora Core 4, but could upgrade to Fed 7
>> if needed. (2) They have an irritating way of doing phone messages (it
>> sends a .wav file to your email address). Has anyone had any
>> experience with iinet's VOIP, using their own (non-iinet) VOIP phone
>> with an answering machine, and does it work?
>> Also, can anyone tell me of any decent rival offers?
>> Also, no one seems to provide an installation CD for Linux. Is it
>> technically difficult to install broadband, and roughly what does it
>> involve? Are there any websites that give good general guides to this?
>> Dem Nisbet.
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