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Old 07-16-2004, 10:03 PM   #1
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Yahoo DSL? linux?


i am about to switching to yahoo dsl from dial-up. so i was wondering if there is anybody using it right now could gave me a biref summory of the service.
will appreciate if including services info and etc. about how to get dsl conenction working in linux.
also, as what you said you only need to pay 26 something a month, is it TRUE?
any foot notes that's behind al this?
will appreciate for your comments
 
Old 07-16-2004, 10:54 PM   #2
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I don't use Yahoo DSL right now, but I used SBC Yahoo DSL in Chicago for about a year (up until a couple months back, when I moved). It worked fine with Linux (I used a Linux router to give DSL access to every computer on the LAN). Look for a piece of software called RP-PPPOE (google for it), which is a PPP implementation for Linux (and other like operating systems). It's worked flawlessly for me as long as I've used it. One thing to note, though, be sure to ask for an ethernet DSL modem -- USB DSL modems are (from what I understand) much harder to get working in Linux. Ethernet DSL modems are easy.
 
Old 07-17-2004, 06:01 AM   #3
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I agree with everything btmiller said, except for one thing: Don't bother to google for rp-pppoe, it's included in Redhat:

ftp://mirror.stanford.edu/pub/mirror...3.5-2.i386.rpm

Enjoy!
--- Cerbere

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Old 07-17-2004, 06:45 AM   #4
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my sister just ordered Sbc-DSL, it really is $26 (or whatever) w/ 1yr contract and like a $200 cancellation fee... I had her setup with a windows box and firefox gave problems somwhere in the setup process, i imagine something with directx, unfortunately i wasn't there so i'm not sure what it was. She got one the 2wire modem they sell with the service for ($150 - $100 =) $50 which are actually a good deal since (from what i've read) they're fairly good. They only have 1 ethernet port but are also wireless.
Anyway, for those more technologically inclined (read: people like us) i doubt you'll be missing much if their setup is a windows-only thing.
And if you're still working of a dial-up.. goodness yes, get broadband!
 
Old 07-17-2004, 09:20 AM   #5
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would ya explain what is RP-PPPOE and why do i need it?
also, regarding the ording info. can you give me more detail? such as what is the setup fee, dsl modem, and installation fee?
for the services, is there a transfer limit ?
if you go over the limited transfer limit, do you have to pay?
i am still running redhat 9 since i can't download the new distro. so if it is necessary to know all this before i get charge.

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She got one the 2wire modem they sell with the service for ($150 - $100 =) $50 which are actually a good deal since (from what i've read) they're fairly good.
as the modem, is it necessary to buy their modem? can't i just buy one of those free after rebate dsl modem with the internet activation? is 2wire the only dsl modem they have? is the 2wire modem any good? any only review that i could look at?

thanks for the replies
 
Old 07-17-2004, 09:41 PM   #6
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to scius~
for the dsl, do you have to have Dish Network for tv in order to get dsl? any requirements?
i will apprecaite for the replies.
 
Old 08-24-2004, 08:35 PM   #7
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for the dsl, do you have to have Dish Network for tv in order to get dsl? any requirements?
i will apprecaite for the replies.
Ummm.. this is beyond silly. It is the equivalent of asking do you have to drive a car to drink milk?
dish network has no connection whatsoever to anything DSL.
 
Old 08-24-2004, 08:44 PM   #8
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Not at all!
Some cable company required you to have their TV cable service in order to get cable internet connections!!

Also, just want u guys to know that SBC Yahoo Does work with Linux !!!
Ya can find more information at my site, http://404.bizhat.com
 
Old 08-24-2004, 09:08 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by tricky_linux
would ya explain what is RP-PPPOE and why do i need it?
also, regarding the ording info. can you give me more detail? such as what is the setup fee, dsl modem, and installation fee?
for the services, is there a transfer limit ?
if you go over the limited transfer limit, do you have to pay?
i am still running redhat 9 since i can't download the new distro. so if it is necessary to know all this before i get charge.

as the modem, is it necessary to buy their modem?
SBC-Yahoo and several other DSL providers use pppoe for their service rather than an always-on connection such as cable. This requires additional software to handle the pppoe protocol. Roaring Penquin just happens to have created one that rocks.

I used SBC-Yahoo for a little while, and as far as i remember there wasn't any initial fee...just the monthly thing. I may have been a special deal, but I don't recall.

Transfer limit: there should be none with DSL. The speed of DSL is awesome compared to dialup, but is lacking when compared to other lines...adding a transfer limit to this would be harsh.

I don't know anything about the modem...I just used what they gave me.
 
Old 08-25-2004, 04:18 PM   #10
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yeah, just want to let u guys know that SBC DSL service was perfect if u get it working.
i run into some serious activation problems.
don't waste your time to call for help before the due-date, because they are just going to make that as an execuse if your line doesn't work.

other than that, there is no speed limit under my concern.
i got to around 1.25MByte/s per second using Shareaza download wide-share software like Shareaza. and yes, it is inMegaByte not bit!

they do work with Linux and if u got HW1000WS, it has a wireless router and router build-in to it. so it supports nat, network addr translation

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