Home Broadband Internet Connections and Linux

Leigh Dyer

Revision History
Revision 0.12001-12-03Revised by: lsd - lsd@linuxgamers.net
Hurried initial version

Table of Contents
1. Introduction
2. Network Cards
2.1. Which to choose - PCI or USB?
2.2. Installing the card
3. Optus@Home
3.1. Software needed
3.2. Installing the software
3.3. Configuration
3.3.1. Manual configuration
3.3.2. Automatic configuration
4. Telstra BigPond Advance Cable
4.1. Software needed
4.2. Installing the software
4.3. Configuration
4.3.1. Manual configuration
4.3.2. Automatic configuration
5. Telstra BigPond Advance ADSL
5.1. Software needed
5.2. Installing the software
5.3. Configuration
5.3.1. Manual configuration
5.3.2. Automatic configuration

1. Introduction

For serious computer enthusiasts, a 56k dialup connection doesn't seem to cut it any more. With more people than ever before spending more time on the internet, and using it more and more in their everyday lives, permanent broadband internet connections into the home are becoming increasingly common. Thankfully, the three most common home broadband solutions work very well with Linux. In this presentation, I will describe how to get your broadband connection working in Linux, specifically dealing with Optus@Home cable, Telstra Bigpond Cable and Telstra ADSL.