ideal dsl system
Forum: Hardware Talk
Topic: ideal dsl system
started by: abbrew
Posted by abbrew on Feb. 28 2006,01:25I would like to run dsl on a laptop that I'm thinking of buying. What would be good specs for the laptop to have? DSL is very light, right? I was hoping to not spend much money on this laptop.
Posted by AwPhuch on Feb. 28 2006,04:55Give us some info
If they system has more than lets say 200Mhz with 64Megs of RAM the system will run like a scalded ape!!!!!
Posted by doobit on Mar. 01 2006,13:59A number of people, myself included, are using Toshiba Satellite Pro 400 CDT series laptops witha great success. Mine is a 480CDT that has a 233mmx, 64MB RAM, a 4GB hard drive. It's a very nice laptop with a lot of great features and sold for around $2500 in it's day. Now you can pick one up on ebay for less than $200.
Posted by torp on Mar. 02 2006,13:54my dad gave me a Toshiba 2595CDT with a "trashed" hard drive that had been running win98. booted up the DSL livecd, doctored up the hard drive using the linux disk tools, and now I have a rip-roaring DSL system. well, will be rip roaring when i get the damn wireless working.....But this little system is MUCH faster than my Dell Inspiron 5100 running XP.
Posted by doobit on Mar. 02 2006,14:06FYI, if it has PCMCIA, then there are several good wireless systems available. I'm using an AT&T 6700g card that works great with the madwifi drivers.
Posted by Guest on Mar. 10 2006,14:03
i run dsl on a Toshiba Satellite Pro 440cdt 133 mhz 80 mb 4.2 gb and pcmcia ethernet card, everything cost 35 euros, it does everything what i excepted it to do, play mp3s, surf in internet and writing and reading email and all that when i lay on my bed
Posted by AwPhuch on Mar. 11 2006,00:33P.S.
< http://www.retrobox.com/rbwww....d=world >
This is a great place to find older hardware that would be perfect for DSL!