IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AT&T Controls what operating systems connects via their own modem

jdcart15 wrote:

>
> If you have AT&T DSL and cannot connect it is because they control the
> operating systems that can connect with the firmware of their own
> modems. I know this for a fact. See my posts in the connection
> section. They turned me on for a test, then turned me off and now they
> want money to turn me back on. XP is no problem. That they give you.
> Perhaps they have some sort of deal with Microsoft, who knows?>:(

I can’t speak officially for ATT of course… but chances are they want your
money and therefore, they want your business. However, what they don’t want
is your “unsupported” configuration, unless you are ok about NOT receiving
support. So… ATT SHOULD be able to provide a workaround for you (not
everything within ATT is XP… so I know for a fact that it’s possible).

ATT should be able to provide you a set top like gateway that will allow you
wire in or even use wireless… I use ATT and I have this 2wire thing…
works fine with all Linux (duh).

I would be willing to bet a sum of money equal to what you pay AT&T a year that they have Linux boxes in their organization, possibly even directly involved with your Internet connection. This can’t possibly be AT&T blocking your Linux box, it must be some kind of hardware/router or software configuration problem.

For example: AT&T Tests Linux to Replace Microsoft’s Windows on 70,000 PCs - Bloomberg

On 2010-10-10 02:36, twelveeighty wrote:

> I would be willing to bet a sum of money equal to what you pay AT&T a
> year that they have Linux boxes in their organization, possibly even
> directly involved with your Internet connection.

Undoubtedly.

I have worked for an ISP (Spain), and we certainly used Linux inside, on some machines, some of them
crucial. But what the technicians do has nothing to with what the call-center or the business side
say, listen to, see, or do.

It could happen that if you phoned for support and mentioned “linux”, you would be hanged. Or not.
Some of the people answering did use linux themselves, or were at least friendly. If the supervisor
was not looking, or away chatting over a coffee, they would answer.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” at Telcontar)