weiwuzhang at hotmail.com
Fri Nov 28 01:23:17 PST 2003
Hello. I never touched ADSL before, now I booked an ADSL phone line.
I have a small LAN, the server (FreeBSD 4.9 STABLE) is there as
192.168.0.1, providing services like NFS and it is a DHCP server. It
also need to act as NAT for 802.11 notebooks in the room. I heard people
say there are basically two types of ADSL modems. The either net modem
act as a gateway for the LAN, and is more expansive; The PCI ADSL modem
is cheaper, fitting one computer only, you need to configure NAT and so
like on that computer for the LAN.
I don't want to use the ethernet one, because I already have a
standalone server, and I'm quite faimiliar with FreeBSD NAT & DHCP &
router configuration, but configuring ethernet ADSL modem is new to me.
I still need the server to connect wireless computers in the LAN, which
ethernet ADSL modem cannot do it directly. So I think I need a PCI ADSL
The problem is, I wish to buy a FreeBSD compatible PCI ADSL modem, but
looking into the hardware note
(http://www.freebsd.org/releases/5.1R/hardware-i386.html) I didn't find
any ADSL PCI card. Do FreeBSD support any PCI ADSL Card?
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