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Re: BOUNCE independence-l@independence.seul.org: Non-member submission from [William Merriam <merriam@apisdn.com>]

I think that means Speedtouch support cannot wait for third snapshot:
Indy is supposed to give higher priority to solving people's problems
than to fancy things.   Two problems: recompiling the kernel takes a
loooooooooong time and we will not have a fancy configurator for this
until snapshot three or later.  Not to mention the fact we  cannot
include the proprietary application who intializes the modem.
But you will get a kernel supporting the
modem and a patched pppoe

> > I would like to know how many people use ADSL on USB modems
> In the UK, nearly all home DSL users must be using the Speedtouch,
> according to information at www.adslguide.org.uk. I would probably be
> using it if it were easy to use with Linux. Not only is installation
> cheaper, but it's the only option for inexpensive DSL connections in
> the UK.
> The cheapest USB connection:      34.03/month + tax
> The cheapest ethernet connection: 90.00/month + tax
> http://www.adslguide.org.uk/qanda.asp?faq=usb
>     Why is USB and Ethernet so differently priced?
>     The USB version runs at a 50:1 contention as opposed to 20:1
>     contention for the Ethernet services, therefore cheaper to provide
> the
>     bandwidth from exchange to the ISP. Also the Ethernet is being
>     marketed as a premium business product, BT traditionally charges
> more
>     for business products. Also the cost of the hardware enters the
>     equation, the USB hardware is around 1/3rd the cost of the Ethernet
>     router/modem.
> So the only reasonable home connection packages work (officially) with
> Windows and Mac only. This, I assume, is dictated by British Telecom.

		Jean Francois Martinez

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