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LinkSys Router for Linux and Vista?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bennetttomato, May 28, 2007.

  1. bennetttomato

    bennetttomato LI Guru Member

    Is there a router made by LinkSys (or anybody) that works (does it's job, broadcast a wireless signal) with both Windows Vista and Fedora Core 6? Is the WRT54GL router the one that can do this, or can no router ever made or thought of do this?!
  2. mandelm

    mandelm Network Guru Member

    I'm not sure what you mean by works. Routers are designed to route network protocols. The router does not care where they come from as long as they follow the rules for whatever the protocol is you are trying to route. I have a WRT54G which routes traffic for multiple windows boxes, several different flavors of linux, a Windows PDA and a Palm.
    If you are talking about what operating system runs inside the router that is a different question. Router's are normally designed to run only the OS specifically written for it and it normally is some customized software. The Linksys WRT's are unique in the fact that the OS is open source Linux and some very smart people have given us some great choices other than the Linksys firmware for our WRT routers.
  3. sutil

    sutil LI Guru Member

    yeah right windows and linux are just an operating system dosnt care about your routers brand
  4. bennetttomato

    bennetttomato LI Guru Member

    Can you use any modem with Linux and Vista (I'm a dual-booter)? I don't know how to properly configure my modem (VisionNet, ADSL 708) and my router(Linksys, WRT54G). Should I contact my ISP on help to configure my modem and router (my parents spent the weekend at my house and decided to clean it... most of my paperwork is in the trash)?

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