Verizon DSL ??

Raymond C. Rodgers sinful622 at
Thu Jul 3 20:27:23 UTC 2008

Jim wrote:
> Raymond C. Rodgers wrote:
>> Jim wrote:
>>> I had a bad experience with dealing with setting up a Dialup 
>>> connection with Verizon, once I mention Linux the help desk, a 
>>> Indian ,  he drop me like a hot potato, I failed to do so, never in 
>>> my 100 years of use of Linux was not able to setup a Dialup connection.
>>> This computer I'm trying to get on the Internet is a Gateway it uses 
>>> those small pci cards, that doesn't have a ethernet card in it, and 
>>> I will have to use a rj45/USB ethernet adapter, does Verizon DSL 
>>> modems have output ports for rj45 or USB connections.
>>> I have a rj45/USB ethernet  adapter that works fine in Fedora.
>> Verizon's DSL department seems to be very supportive of Linux and BSD 
>> OSes, and the modem I got from them 7 years ago was RJ-45 only. Once 
>> you get set up, you may want to join their 0.verizon.linux USENET 
>> group for any tweaks or problems using Linux on their service. (I 
>> never had any with Fedora though, smooth sailing all the way.)
>> Raymond
> My problem was with setting up Dialup and handshaking.
> What is the http://  for the 0.verizon.linux USENET group.
As far as I know they don't have a web interface, but if you have a 
USENET reader or use Thunderbird for email you can point it to the news 
server at . I'm going to greatly miss Verizon... My 
wife and I are divorcing, and I've moved to an area in which they have a 
trivial presence. I'm doomed to a choice between AT&T and Comcast. Due 
to AT&T's logistics and stupidity, I was forced to go with Comcast or be 
limited to basic DSL (less than 512k down).


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