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Subject: [linux-help] Re: Hughes Satellite & Linux/FBSD
From: "gLaNDix (Jesse Kaufman)" <glandix@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 23:54:02 -0500 (CDT)
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arg dammit...  sorry about the formatting...  kmail botched it all up! : ^


On Fri, 24 May 2002, gLaNDix (Jesse Kaufman) wrote:

> Has anyone gotten Linux/FreeBSD working with a Hughes satellite connectio=
> n? =20
> Specifically what I am wanting to know is if anyone has gotten it working=
> =20
> with a DW-3000/DW-4000 "terminal station" (from what I gather a satellite=
> =20
> version of a cable modem) that uses a USB connection to connect to the=20
> computer?  I haven't been able to find any information online about=20
> FreeBSD's USB support allowing this, and have just started looking for=20
> info on linux...  Is this even possible?
> Also, I found a USB->Ethernet converter=20
> ( and wondered if this would be =
> a=20
> possibility.  From the information I've found, it looks like I should be=20
> able to plug this directly into the USB port on the back of the=20
> DW-3000/DW-4000 and then go twisted pair from there on...  is this a=20
> logical assumption?
> Basically, the reason I'm wanting to do this is for a local company, who'=
> s=20
> only other choice is to go with a "freelance" computer "tech" that wants=20
> to install shareware firewall software on ALL the workstations (most=20
> 486's) instead of doing one main firewall that protects the entire LAN=20
> (that just happens to house the server that contains all financial,=20
> client, & other sensitive information!)...  but, the company wants to go=20
> as cheap as possible...  I've got a decent box lined up for only $50 and=20
> obviously FBSD/Linux is free...  : ^ )
> Any information is appreciated!  And the sooner the better, unfortunately=
> =20
> time is ticking!
> Thanks!
> gLaNDix
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