ISDN and Linux—Surfing at Warp Speed

This article presents a detailed tutorial on setting up an ISDN link to the Internet with Linux.
In Conclusion

There are three general methods of getting Linux on the Net with ISDN: an ISDN router, an external ISDN modem and an internal ISDN network adapter. The device you choose should be determined by the function of the link, the time limit on getting the link up and the cost of the device.

No matter which option you select, once you have an ISDN net connection, you will never return to 28.8K—it's just too slow!



Mark Buckaway is a Software Developer with UUNET Canada. Mark's ISDN experience came from a year's tenure in UUNET's Technical Support department where he found himself as the ISDN Specialist. On his off time, Mark enjoys his dedicated ISDN connection to the Internet, as well as spending time with his 4-year-old son, Matthew, and 6-year-old daughter, Allison. Mark can be contacted at as well as


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