View Full Version : [ubuntu] recommended broadband internet provider

April 5th, 2009, 03:26 PM
Does anybody use successfully a broadband internet service on Ubuntu 8.10? I'm seriously thinking of buying a wireless card but don't know if it will be compatible. Any comment would be greatly appreciated.

PS: I live in California.

April 6th, 2009, 03:54 AM
Broadband service like from an ISP (Internet Service Provider)? Or do you mean wireless router/network card manufacturer?

If ISP: Any broadband company will be able to work with any computer system if you have wireless hardware... I'm not sure if I understand the question?

If manufacturer: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/WirelessCardsSupported check out this list posted in a sticky that you should see any time you view this forum.

April 6th, 2009, 06:40 AM
Actually I was referring to mobile phone type networks. I personally know 3 providers: AT&T, Verizon and T-mobile. According to them only AT&T's internet card is compatible with Linux (although the specifications in its website doesn't confirm that: http://www.wireless.att.com/businesscenter/solutions/wireless-laptop/modem-cards.jsp?WT.svl=title&wtLinkName=LearnMore&wtLinkLoc=BDY ). I've also found a thread from someone that made Verison's device work on Ubuntu 7.10 but I'm still unsure how feasible will that be on 8.10. As far as T-mobile, I asked their technical support and they told me that they're working on a version compatible with Mac and Linux but currently does not support either of them.

April 6th, 2009, 06:49 AM
check out sprint. they claim to support linux