broad band connectivity advice

Alex Snow alex_snow at
Tue Jan 6 06:32:58 EST 2004

I wouldnt tell them you got a router if I were you. my cable provider 
wanted $10 per month if I wanted a router.
On Tue, Jan 06, 2004 at 
05:37:06AM -0500, Jude DaShiell wrote:
> Hi Chuck,
> I don't know of anybody who isn't in some kind of fight with verizon in
> this area who uses or has used verizon dsl.  The lady who works across the
> hall from me had a fight with them too and she's got perfectly good eye
> sight.  That having been said, your cable provider may use pppoe or dhcp,
> best to ask and find out.  You also want to go and buy a router for your
> modem and tell the cable company you have a router hooked up since it's a
> different kind of signal that has to be sent to your modem to get it
> started with a router.  Right now and for the past year and a little more
> I've been on a 14.4 modem.  The reason is I didn't purchase and get a
> router installed.  You might ask the cable company if the technician can
> install the router for you too, some of them can.  The technicians gmp
> cable employs don't officially support Linux but when they get out to a
> place where Linux is used it's like they turned into Willy Wonka in the
> chocolate factory.  Why did the lack of a router make use of a dialup
> connection necessary, the cable account and my computer got hacked.
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