[lug] no cable access, what about DSL?
Aaron.Hayden at Colorado.EDU
Tue Mar 7 18:04:15 MST 2000
Here's something that may answer your questions Michael,
http://www.control-escape.com/dsl.html. Found it with a quick Google
Another option is AT&T DSL.
(http://www.ipservices.att.com/ipaccess/dsl/index.html) They offer symmetric
DSL versus USWEST's ADSL. I just wanted to let everyone know because SDSL
availability has a greater radius than ADSL. AT&T offers speeds of 384 Kbps
and 768 Kbps for the cheap option (one IP).
By the way, I don't subscribe to DSL because I'm just too damn far away. If
anyone from USWEST pays attention to this list: Get on the ball and roll out
the service to 55th and Baseline.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: lug-admin at lug.boulder.co.us [mailto:lug-admin at lug.boulder.co.us]On
> Behalf Of Michael J. Hammel
> Sent: Tuesday, March 07, 2000 4:50 PM
> To: Boulder Linux User's Group
> Subject: [lug] no cable access, what about DSL?
> The cable service to my apartment doesn't support cable modems, so I have
> to go with some form of DSL. What are my options here? I've looked at
> USWest's page, though it goes out of its way to say they don't support
> Linux (which doesn't suprise me - they barely support POTS). I've also
> looked at Covad, Jato and Rhythms. All of them appear to be able to
> support DSL to my home (probably all through US West, unfortunately).
> How does this external modem work? I mean, once I get it, I plug it into
> the phone line (and add those microfilters to my voice lines) and then
> run an RJ45 from the modem into a NIC in my Linux box, right? I
> turn on the
> modem, and I'm online? The modem, I take it, acts as a router?
> What kind
> of NICs can I expect from any of these services? Is there a DSL HOWTO or
> is this really pretty straight forward? I'm just paranoid about ordering
> the service only to find some stupid Windows specific crap that
> won't work.
> I don't have any Windows stuff ("...and it'll be a cold day, blah
> blah"), so I
> can't boot into Windows to configure the modem, if thats one of the
> requirements. Is configuring the modem necessary? If so, how do you
> configure the modem? Telnet into it?
> After this, I guess I can then set up my Linux box with
> firewalling and as a
> gateway for the rest of my home LAN. Can someone tell me if this is about
> right. Also, let me know if you have any preferences with DSL providers.
> If I go with USWest I can stick to my ISP (Dimensional), but I
> know some folks
> here have gone with Flashcom and Peak2Peak (I think thats their name).
> Michael J. Hammel The Graphics Muse
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