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The Register: UK Linux users find alternatives to BT ADSL modem; LinkSys adapter to bypass problem

Jan 25, 2001, 17:52 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Smith)

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"UK Linux users fed up of waiting for Alcatel to get its act together and ship drivers that will let the open source OS talk to the SpeedTouch USB modem BT bundles with its home ADSL offering will soon have some alternatives to choose from."

"First, UK ISP Tele2 offers a wireless DSL via its (growing) CDMA network. The service works with Linux and seems relatively cheap... The snag is Tele2's rather limited geographical coverage..."

"US DSL specialist LinkSys is working on a USB-to-RJ45 adaptor, allowing Linux users to connect USB modems to their Ethernet cards, thus negating the need for drivers. ...the adaptor is around three months away from release."

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