[svlug] AT&T DSL - any snags?

Tin Le tin at le.org
Thu Mar 23 21:36:50 PST 2006

Hi Bill,

>> > 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.

What DSL router or modem?  What make and model?

As far as I know, within the past year or more, SBC has been shipping
2wire DSL routers with all new DSL accounts.  I've helped a number of
people get their DSL setup and even with dynamic IP accounts, it was
pretty easy to get going.

Tin Le
Tin Le - tin at le.org
Firewall and Security Consulting

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