> get one preinstalled in the new machine. Any idea? The Eircon one - "the best
> value currently available in Ireland" - is £99 inc.
Thats not such a bad price. You might want to get the make / model to
make sure linux will support it.
> Also, how about networking - the new machine will have a NIC, but I'm worried
> I'll have problems with my LAN. What I want to do is leave the new machine with
> w98 for a while (sorry), and network that to this, which will be running RHL7.0;
> and a powerbook. Any problems there?
Shouldn't be any. You could pick up a little 4 port 10/100 hub fairly
cheap. But I'd take the T/A out of your new "rig" and put it in the box
running RH7, then use that as a gateway for your network.
> Finally, I want to run a fax and phone off the ISDN line as well as the Internet
> connection - do I need any other equipment there?
If its hi-speed your getting, you don't have a problem. The terminator
they supply is an NT1+ which has 2 built in analogue converters. So your
ordinary phone and fax will work plugged in to it. Of course if you want
to have them always _available_, you will only be able to get 64k as
opposed to 128k internet access, as the 2nd B channel will be used by
your phone / fax. Of course after normal business hours you could
probably use both channels to get 128k as its unlikely you would be
getting any faxes at that time(?).
> Oh, and one - gah, two more things: 1) what isps support isdn;
Nearlly all of them. UTV-Internet (once DNA) will allow you free 128k,
and even off a 1891 number afair. Oceanfree and IOL allow 64k ISDN, I
dunno about 128k, and I have a hunch that Indigo and Eircom.net also do
free single channel ISDN.
> standard modem no good anymore?
Well, all things going well you should have no use for it. But I'd hang
on to it if I were you. Its one of those things thats always handy to
> Gods, I wish I knew more about hardware...
Hope this helps,
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