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Old 10-11-2005, 07:04 PM   #1
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Planning on getting Verizon DSL - Looking for advice.

Are there any reasons that I might have problems getting my Slack machine onto Verizon DSL? $14.95 a month for high speed internet is just too cheap to pass up, unless I hear something catastrophic.

Also, I have almost no experience setting up non-dialup internet on Windows, let alone on Linux, so although I am in the midst of doing my own homework, I would appreciate any general hints, suggestions, and anecdotal experiences that people may have pertaining to this subject that they would care to offer.

Old 10-11-2005, 07:12 PM   #2
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I have verizon dsl and have 3 machines (2 win2k and i debian) connected to it via a router. No problem with it. Just set your linux with dhcp enable and set also your router to lease private IP.
You may no longer need a router if verizon gives you a dsl modem/router/wireless combo. I believed this is the new type of equipment that they're giving. You may ask them first.
Old 10-12-2005, 10:39 AM   #3
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Having hooked up two different people on SBC Yahoo DSL service, my only advice would be to avoid having to use the USB port to connect the modem to the computer. I've found it rather flaky. I prefer to hook the DSL modem into a router and then hook any and all computers up to the router via Ethernet or wireless.
Old 10-14-2005, 01:34 AM   #4
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verizon will only give you the modem/router/wirelessrouter combo if you ask for it.

ask for it.

make sure you disable the wireless if you dont use it.
Old 10-15-2005, 05:57 PM   #5
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just like everyone else I have verizon through a router connected to 3 other machines, and have never had a problem with any of them
the 14.95 a month is even less than I was paying for dial up and I usually get about 90K/second on downloads
the fastest I've seen was about 125K
Old 10-15-2005, 07:35 PM   #6
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I also have Verizon dsl, using the modem/router they provided, connected to it via ethernet card (the way to go) and have had zero problems. Configuration using dhcp is a piece of cake.
Old 10-16-2005, 02:46 PM   #7
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here you can find lots a info on verizon/customers

speakeasy dsl here<-----


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