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Re: [vox-tech] SBC Modem Compatibility
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Re: [vox-tech] SBC Modem Compatibility

I don't know if anybody is maintaining the LUGOD FAQ, but I believe I
wrote a section on broadband.  If any of it is out of date, it should be
corrected.  Anyone want to take over maintenance?

Note that an SBC strike might also affect work orders placed by Omsoft
et al.  The actual switch recent changes are done by the company that
owns the physical equipment.  I believe that resellers like Omsoft still
need to place orders which eventually find their way to central offices
and frame locations run by SBC employees.  So whether you still plan on
going with SBC or not, you'll still want to heed Rod's advice.


On Tue 13 Apr 04,  2:59 PM, Rod Roark <rod@sunsetsystems.com> said:
> Dunno but I strongly suggest you use omsoft, dslextreme.com
> or sonic.net instead of SBC.  That way you can get a static
> IP (and no PPPoE) at a reasonable price, and decent tech
> support.  All of these ISPs use SBC equipment for the last
> mile, which is good if you are on an RT.
> Also, last I heard SBC workers are treatening to go on
> strike in 2-3 weeks so you might want to hurry.
> -- Rod
> On Tuesday 13 April 2004 02:52 pm, Robert G. Scofield wrote:
> > I'm getting ready to order SBC DSL, and I'm planning on networking a router 
> > with two computers to share the SBC connection.
> > 
> > I've heard from two sources that the DSL modems that SBC now use have 
> > compatibililty problems with lots of equipment that is not purchased from 
> > SBC.  I've heard SBC's older modems were more compatible.
> > 
> > SBC technical support, however, says there are no compatibility problems with 
> > its modems.  
> > 
> > I'd like to get some D-Link equipment because some of their stuff is 
> > compatible with Linux.
> > 
> > Does anyone here believe that there are compatibility problems with SBC?
> > 
> > Is D-Link a good source for equipment?
> > 
> > Thank you.
> > 
> > Bob

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