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Re: [SLE] problems with SBC DSL Internet
- From: "Tony Zafiropoulos" <tonyz@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2003 22:03:18 -0500
- Message-id: <043101c386ff$696f7340$0c00a8c0@tonyzcam>
I have a Linksys router, and I set up my ADSL SBC line with athe ppoe menu.
Had to use my username and password.
Did you set up/receive your username yet?
Yes, agree that SBC tech support cannot tell you anything beyond what is on
their screens, and the screens are set up to handle winbloze guis. Which
will not help you.
You could try to call back until you get someone who has more knowledge.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ben Rosenberg" <ben@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, September 29, 2003 9:44 PM
Subject: Re: [SLE] problems with SBC DSL Internet
> * Casey Petersen (enforcer007@xxxxxxxxxxxxx) [030929 18:29]:
> >I'm a linux newbie, and I've just signed up for SBC DSL Internet Access,
> >I'm having a world of trouble getting it to work with Linux. After
> >with the tech support idiots (they told me Linux doesn't support DSL),
> >spent quite a bit of time trolling the internet for answers.
> >I'm running Suse 8.2, I have a Speedstream DSL modem that SBC gave me,
> >connected via Ethernet. I installed Roaring Penguin's RP-PPPOE but it
> >won't recognize the modem and the connection won't work.
> >Does anyone use SBC or a similar service that can help me out getting it
> >and running? It already works on my windows computer, so I don't need to
> >sign up with them, just get linux to recognize the connection. Also, as
> >as the Ethernet settings, should DHCP be turned on for this, or should I
> >a static IP address?
> Well, SBC told my father to uninstall Zone Alarm because it interferes
> with his DSL connection, so SBC's tech support are pretty dumb. They
> told him that it was a pppoe connection when it was DHCP and needed no
> pppoe software. If you hadn't ordered SBC already I'd recommend
> Speakeasy but since you have it. Try setting Linux up to get a DHCP
> connect to see what happens. It maybe that you don't even need pppoe.
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