well, we got a Dlink wireless router.
bad news though
the Dlink router and my iBook g4, 10.3.8 cannot connect over PPPoE through the DSL modem
although PPPoE works with a WindozeXP machine...
I think there's something dodgy about the DSL modem, it's supplied by the local telco providing the DSL service, so who knows where and how its made
The real test i suppose is, assuming the DSL signal through the phone cable is clean (which sounds like it is because ofthe WindozeXP connecting alright through PPPoE),
is to use an all-in-one Dlink or Linksys DSL modem/wireless router
But in the mean time, is back to trusty old dial-up. I was secretly leeching off a neighbour but his DSL modem also bit the dust after a lighting storm here, it was connecting intermittently after the storm, and now it's stuck in 'startup training' or some sh1t...
Yup, a lot of wireless routers are crap, and so are a lot of DSL modems, although those modems are not necessarily built to handle nasty electrical/lightning stuff.
I pity the fools.................!!
but we all learn for experience. i guess its time to go hang out in an internet cafe every now and then or read some good books
goodbye broadband for now, see you in a few weeks hopefully