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Old 06-29-2006, 10:05 PM   #1
SoftJacker
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Qwest dsl


Hi everyone
I read something in the mail, where qwest phone company
was giving some kind of a deal. Something like 36 a month
for first 12 months no commitment. Well I haven't signed up yet anyway. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with DSL/Cable, duhh. Qwest runs with MSN as ISP, but I am not sure I want to log thru MSN with Linux,
it may cause MSN to meltdown or inject linux virus in my downloads. Is there a way to use qwest/dsl without ISP.
Qwest CSR said I need an ISP so that I could browse internet ,they could give me qwest (their own)ISP account for another 10 bucks, but I would not have e-mail capability. I guess I better keep my wallmart connect account for same price 10 bucks/month. So I was hoping this would be cheap but apparently it's not.
So any advice helps, thanks
qwest 36-40 bucks +
wallmart 10 =
total 46-50 bucks, does this make sense?
 
Old 06-29-2006, 10:35 PM   #2
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if its dsl or cable aren't you directly connected to the internet? so i dont see a need to logon to msn
 
Old 06-29-2006, 10:39 PM   #3
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I just got that same service "Qwest DSL/MSN ISP" it was alot cheaper and fast. The bummer about their service is that you cant run any type of server, it uses a dhcp connection and doesnt allow you to have a static IP.

As far as installation goes: I used windows for the first start up of their connection. Dont know if its really necessary but thats what I did.

After doing this, all i had to do on linux was run an

Code:
dhcp eth0
and everyting had been running fine since then no need to logon to MSN or install their stupid software!!!!, I really do miss being able to ssh into my computer remotely though, I thinks the built in firewall in the modem is to blame. Anyone know how to get around this?
 
Old 09-17-2006, 02:10 AM   #4
jwcook
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It's not quite the firewall that's in the router that is to blame for not running servers and stuff; it's the NAT protocol. I pretty much shut down the firewall on the router/gateway and still have trouble establishing any sort of connection, server or otherwise, If anyone has a good step-by-step tutorial on how to by-pass all the crud and get it to work on a debian box; let me know... Not being able to connect on my debian box is drivin me nuts
 
  


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