Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P. wrote:
My parents have an internet provider, that uses the TV-cable and connects through the USB port. The provider only has M$-Window$ software provided, and this works now with a single computer.
I want to replace this M$-Window$ computer by a FreeBSD router, to start a home network.
I am at a loss what to do with the USB internet connection?
I know how to get a router set up with RJ-45 cables and two ethernet cards. But can FreeBSD handle a USB internet connection?
Hints how to deal with this, are highly appreciated.
What is the device? There are at least four in the 5.X GENERIC kernel:
It's a "Eminent 10/100 MBps USB network adaptor", provided by ISP. This is a small 'mouse-sized' box which has a RJ45 cable and jack at one end, and the USB-cable at the other. It connects a modem (RJ45 plug) with the USB port of the computer.
I have never used USB before, so I don't know what device this represents. Any ideas?
I actually wonder, whether I should put a LAN card in the FreeBSD system and connect that directly with the modem via a RJ45 cable, and leave the USB adaptor out of the story. But would that work?
Thanks, Rob. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"