[SATLUG] AT&T DSL

Charles Hogan cd_satl at futuretechsolutions.com
Tue Feb 17 19:01:25 CST 2009


My parents have AT&T DSL, when I'm down there,my linux box doesn't have 
any troubles connecting.  First thing off the top of my head would be to 
check whether or not the DSL modem is acting as the PPPOE adapter, or if 
it was installed in the OS instead.

Todd W. Bucy wrote:
> does anyone know of a legitimate reason why ATT DSL does not support
> Linux?
> 
> background
> 
> I recently worked on my neighbor's a HP Ze2000.  It was loaded with
> Winblows XP with only 256 meg of ram.  I cleansed his system of the foul
> smell which emanated from  his hard drive and installed Xbuntu 8.04.
> has a little problem with the wifi but I got it figured out and was able
> to connect to his DSL modem with no prob.  got a nice ping from his ISP
> so communication had been established.  However when firefox was
> launched for the first time the homepage was redirected to a AT&T
> website saying there was a problem and that we should call tech
> support....on hold...on hold....(my dinner's getting cold) sing it with
> me!  I take off to eat dinner and while I am gone AT&T calls back, of
> course, so my neighbor handles the call...long story short the tech
> support guy says that AT&T doesn't support Linux.  what is there for an
> ISP to support its the same DAMN Internet ARGGGGGGG!!!! I hate lazy tech
> support people! Now I have to use my afternoon tomorrow to talking to
> AT&T for my neighbor anyone have any ideas how to handle my next
> encounter with AT&T?
> 
> sorry for the rant I hate to get it off my chest.  
> Todd 
> 


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