Verizon DSL ??
mickeyboa at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jul 3 22:48:09 UTC 2008
Raymond C. Rodgers wrote:
> Jim wrote:
>> Raymond C. Rodgers wrote:
>>> Jim wrote:
>>>> I had a bad experience with dealing with setting up a Dialup
>>>> connection with Verizon, once I mention Linux the help desk, a
>>>> Indian , he drop me like a hot potato, I failed to do so, never in
>>>> my 100 years of use of Linux was not able to setup a Dialup
>>>> This computer I'm trying to get on the Internet is a Gateway it
>>>> uses those small pci cards, that doesn't have a ethernet card in
>>>> it, and I will have to use a rj45/USB ethernet adapter, does
>>>> Verizon DSL modems have output ports for rj45 or USB connections.
>>>> I have a rj45/USB ethernet adapter that works fine in Fedora.
>>> Verizon's DSL department seems to be very supportive of Linux and
>>> BSD OSes, and the modem I got from them 7 years ago was RJ-45 only.
>>> Once you get set up, you may want to join their 0.verizon.linux
>>> USENET group for any tweaks or problems using Linux on their
>>> service. (I never had any with Fedora though, smooth sailing all the
>> My problem was with setting up Dialup and handshaking.
>> What is the http:// for the 0.verizon.linux USENET group.
> As far as I know they don't have a web interface, but if you have a
> USENET reader or use Thunderbird for email you can point it to the
> news server at news.verizon.net . I'm going to greatly miss Verizon...
> My wife and I are divorcing, and I've moved to an area in which they
> have a trivial presence. I'm doomed to a choice between AT&T and
> Comcast. Due to AT&T's logistics and stupidity, I was forced to go
> with Comcast or be limited to basic DSL (less than 512k down).
Yes , I also am stuck with AT&T and Comcast here in Indianapolis, In,
But southern Indiana, where I'm trying to get a
older lady a Verizon connection. I wished we had them here.
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