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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

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.

docs/techref/hardware/internet.access.technologies.txt · Last modified: 2018/06/02 01:04 by tmomas