[ale] Alcatel DSL
esoteric at 3times25.net
Tue Jul 13 09:09:11 EDT 2004
Trey Sizemore wrote:
> For high-speed internet, I've always had a cable connection. I
> currently have a choice of 2 high-speed alternatives here in Canton:
> Alcatel DSL and Adelphia cable (which I currently have). Speed is
> great, but I see they don't allow servers of any kind with the service
> (per their end-user agreement) while Alcatel has said that it's no
I'm surprised Speedfactory or Speakeasy don't service your area. Have
you contacted them?
> So, I'm looking to switch, but have never used a DSL connection and
> wanted to see what user experiences are with this before I jump in.
> Anything to look out for, or is it simply as easy as 'connecting it' as
> I've done in the past with cable?
It depends a lot on who your provider is. Many of them tell you, they
don't do Linux and you're left out on your own to figure things out.
Most of them use pppoe, thus you'll need to configure that as well.
It's pretty straight forward though.
Until later, Geoffrey Registered Linux User #108567
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