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Wolf J Flywheel flywheel.shyster.flywheel@g...
Wed Apr 20 11:01:49 NZST 2005


On Wed, 2005-04-20 at 09:12 +1200, Craig Box wrote:
> > As I've just arrived, I'm looking for a nice Linux-friendly ISP to
> > give my hard-earned cash to - any recommendations would be gratefully
> > received. Google is usually my friend, but NZ certainly has a lot more
> > choice than Ireland. In Ireland many of the ISPs are free, and make
> > their money from the phone-calls. They all seem to need registration
> > here - is that the case?
> 
> We used to have that - see http://www.wlug.org.nz/ZFree for a brief rundown.
> Don't any more.
>  
> > In relation to above, does anyone know if this USB Modem will play
> > with Linux nicely?
> > 
> >
> http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/42656b330da56e082740c0a87f99070a
> /Product/View/XH1147
> 
> Pass, but...
> 
> > ...I note that it has a Conexant chipset, which reeks of WinModem
> > nastiness. I need the modem for a lappy, so can't go the internal
> > route. Feedback delightfully received. I have had some success with
> > WinModems on Linux, the drivers certainly have come a long way. Not
> > sure about this one tho.
> 
> Don't go dialup.  Ever.  ADSL is the right answer.  No matter what the
> question is! :)

> How about if the question is price?

> I know there are drivers for the Conexant ADSL USB modems -
> http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/42656b330da56e082740c0a87f99070a
> /Product/View/XH1172 - see http://sourceforge.net/projects/accessrunner/ for
> them.
> 
> Craig
> 
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