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Internet access technologies

Note: This page is for hardware and drivers; for help configuring your Internet connection, please see Configuration of the Internet connection

Wikipedia on Internet access technologies

DSL

There are at least three companies with xDSL-Solutions:

Wikipedia Documentation in OpenWrt Wiki Linux support for xDSL Notes
ADSL2+ VDSL
proprietary OpenWrt proprietary OpenWrt
Lantiq lantiq_xdsl wip the modem firmware is not opensource, it is shipped by OpenWrt and loaded by the opensource driver
Broadcom broadcom_xdsl about the proprietary driver
MediaTek mediatek_xdsl
Ikanos ikanos_xdsl a couple of FRITZ!Boxes are based on the Fusiv Vx180 + IFE-6;
the firmware is Linux-based, ergo there are proprietary drivers

2009-Aug-24: Conexant sells its Broadband Access Product Line

DOCSIS

FIXME docs:techref:hardware:docsis is currently missing. You can help to improve this wiki by creating this page and filling it with useful information, similar to the xDSL (Digital subscriber line) page.tmomas 2019/09/02 14:22

Mobile Wireless Network

Wikipedia Documentation in OpenWrt Wiki Linux support for mobile wireless standard
5G 4G 3.5 3G G2.5 2G 1G
n/a LTE WiMAX HSPA UMTS, EDGE CDMA2000
(1xRTT, EV-DO)
GPRS GSM CDMA (IS-95) analogue
Qualcomm qualcomm.mobile
Android driver
Linux driver (proprietary)
Linux driver (free and open-source)
Altair Semiconductor altair.mobile
Android driver
Linux driver (proprietary)
Linux driver (free and open-source)
Broadcom broadcom.mobile
Android driver
Linux driver (proprietary)
Linux driver (free and open-source)
Intel intel.mobile
Android driver
Linux driver (proprietary)
Linux driver (free and open-source)
MediaTek mediatek.mobile
Android driver
Linux driver (proprietary)
Linux driver (free and open-source)
Nvidia nvidia.mobile
Android driver
Linux driver (proprietary)
Linux driver (free and open-source)

If there is Android support, Linux support is maybe obtainable through libhybris.

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docs/techref/hardware/internet.access.technologies.txt · Last modified: 2019/09/02 14:25 by tmomas