[svlug] AT&T DSL - any snags?

Bill Schoolcraft bill at wiliweld.com
Thu Mar 23 21:23:11 PST 2006

At Thu, 23 Mar 2006 it looks like Ken Blake composed:

> Florin,
> On 3/23/06, Florin Andrei <florin at andrei.myip.org> wrote:
> >
> > Will it work out of the box with a fairly recent Linux distribution?
> > (with pppoe or something like that)
> > Or do they require some special software that only works on Windows/Mac?
> I had to run some windows software to initialize it - don't really
> know what it did.

>From just helping a person set theirs up the tech support said that
the software gives the router a "temp" id for the handshakes that
go on between the the two during the initial setup.

I found this out for we attempted to connect/setup prior to the
service being turned on (mixup on activation dates) and the techsupp
had me "reset" the modem (ten second depression of reset button) to
wipe the "temp" id that it had deposited on the router.

Will be attempting to do the setup again tomorrow.

Bill Schoolcraft | http://wiliweld.com
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