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goodbye directtv. hello bellsouth dsl.

January 17th, 2003 Tony Leave a comment Go to comments

well directtv dsl service went out of business leaving me in a search for a new broadband connection. i signed up for bellsouth fastaccess dsl yesterday and this morning i could no longer connect to directtv. uggg. a quick check of my order status revealed that i was scheduled to receive my new modem in about one week. ugg.

i started reading newsgroups (on dial-up of course) and realized that my alcatel speed touch home dsl modem from when i had pacbell dsl in CA would work with bellsouth. sure enough it works.

i hate that stupid PPPoE crap so i configured my linksys router to maintain a connection with bellsouth dsl.

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  1. Chuck
    October 29th, 2004 at 12:56 | #1

    One item that could be added to the web page (http://www.tonyspencer.com/bellsouth-dsl-linksys.htm) is that after the configuration of your router you should power cycle the DSL modem. That was the one sticking point that kept 2 IT geeks gnashing their teeth here.

  2. Harry Mason
    May 21st, 2006 at 11:41 | #2

    I have tried to get BellSouth DSL for two months.
    As each date approaches, they move it a week or two. First date Promised May 7 moved four times now June 22. Subscribers beware BellSouth lies.

  3. Barbara Cantrell
    August 4th, 2006 at 14:38 | #3

    I have lived in this area for two ears and Bellsouth has said DSL will be available.My question is still When? I live three miles from a major interstate. I am ten mils from Hoover AL.
    I think you get the picture