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Re: [vox] broadband recommendations?



begin Alexandra Thorn <amthorn@ucdavis.edu> 
> On Fri, 26 Jul 2002, Mark K. Kim wrote:
> > Basically...
> >
> >    - You *can* get PacBell's DSL to work with Linux but it's a lot of
> >      hassle because PacBell won't give you tech support if you use Linux.
> >      Also, you have to install PPPoE ("PPP over Ethernet) software for
> >      Linux, which used to be quite a problem, but it's now widespread
> >      enough that it shouldn't be a problem if you poke a little.
> >
> >    - Omsoft (http://www.omsoft.com/) is a great company to be the
> >      middle-man for you because PacBell can be such a hassle.  From what
> >      others say, they charge about $10 more than PacBell, but they give
> >      you static IP, which has a lot of advantages over PPPoE.  They also
> >      give you better tech support.  FYI, PacBell charges you $10 more for
> >      static IP anyway  (or they used to; maybe they don't offer that
> >      service at all now), so you're not really losing any money by going
> >      with Omsoft -- you just pay a bit more for static IP and better tech
> >      support comes for free.
> >
> > -Mark
> 
> Thanks for the clarification, Mark.  Looking at the websites, it appears
> that Omsoft would be only a couple dollars more expensive if I'm the only
> one using the service, and would increase by $6 for each additional IP
> address... so might be an even better deal than you indicate.
> 
> Can anyone tell me how much time should be expected to pass between
> ordering and actually getting the service working?  Trying to determine
> how soon I should take action...
> 
> Thanks again,
> Alex

not that you care now, but for pacbell, it was about 3 weeks for me.

i understand that actually a _low_ figure compared with many other
pacbell customers.

pete

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