Verizon DSL ??

Jim mickeyboa at
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 
>>>> connection.
>>>> 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 
>>> way.)
>>> Raymond
>> 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 . 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).
> Raymond
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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