[Cialug] What's your modem?
Dave J. Hala Jr.
dave at 58ghz.net
Mon Aug 1 08:52:51 CDT 2005
I just got a 701... and personally, while it seems to work ok, after
some line conditioning, a couple of changes at the CO and a firmware
upgrade, I'd say that I prefer the old white (1525su) that I had at my
My 701 had the wifi enabled by default. Also, when you look at the
config, it didn't show the default settings in the configuration fields
until after I changed them. That lended itself to a very embarassing
troubleshooting session. Granted, it told me in the paragraph of text
above the config fields, but that isn't very intuitive...
Its seems to work ok now, -but it could be a lot friendlier to set up.
I've had experience with the Qwest folks flipping out when you forget
and tell them you are running Linux... Typically, if I'm talking to them
on the phone, I plug in a windows laptop, or I just "don't tell them"
I'm running linux and translate what ever they tell me to do into
On Sun, 2005-07-31 at 15:29, Mark Hesseltine wrote:
> I have one of the Actiontec 701 modems, and the one thing it does that
> seems odd is, when assigning an IP via DHCP, it sets a searchdomain in
> the /etc/resolv.conf file, and sets itself up as the primary DNS.
> For some reason, this setup works fine in windows, but I have had
> problems getting it to work right in Linux. I just manually override
> the /etc/resolv.conf file, deleting the searchdomain and 192.168.0.1
> nameserver lines, and the system works fine.
> On 7/31/05, Rocket Robin Hood <jason at benalto.com> wrote:
> > I thought I bored ye all enough with the details in my post a few days ago,
> > but I'll do it again...
> > I'm in Des Moines and going through Qwest+Qwest.net isp (they have a 'basic'
> > plan for like 8$ a month or something). I had the Actiontec 701 modem. I had
> > all the lights going properly but nothing in Opera or Firefox. I could
> > download email but not upload (attach to my benalto.com smtp server). I
> > called Qwest and they suggested I open Netscape, and when I did it worked.
> > When I asked why, they asked the general questions (hardware, OS) and when
> > they found out I was using Linux they all but hung up on me. I am going to
> > try a more linux friendly isp; I actually have been calling InternetSolver
> > for awhile and they promise to call me on Monday so we'll see what happens
> > there. I don't like how the Actiontec is all configured in the browser; I
> > would prefer a modem Yast (I use SuSE) recognizes and then I can configure
> > the modem and firewall in there. I obviously am not very clever with
> > computers but I like how Linux in general really shows you every little thing
> > to configure, even if you don't understand it.
> > I have used Linux for about 4 years now and have wrestled with all sorts of
> > things - mostly audio/CD stuff - to the point where I use cdrdao and sox on
> > the command line like a pro...but this DSL (this next will be the third
> > attempt at broadband) is totally eluding me :(
> > -jason
> > On Sunday 31 July 2005 14:34, Jon Clemons wrote:
> > > would bill
> > > them since they couldn't figure it out themselves:) In every single case
> > > when
> > > they switched DSLAM ports it immediately fixed the problem.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Rocket Robin Hood" <jason at benalto.com>
> > > To: "Central Iowa Linux Users Group" <cialug at cialug.org>
> > > Sent: Sunday, July 31, 2005 12:06 PM
> > > Subject: [Cialug] What's your modem?
> > >
> > > > Well, something is terribly wrong and I cancelled my DSL and sent back
> > > > the modem. The mail just wouldn't work no matter what. It had nothing to
> > > > do with
> > > > my mail server. I have 3 friends with their own servers and created a
> > > > dummy
> > > > benalto.com email account; they could all use pop and smtp. in turn, they
> > > > gave me email accounts and specifically allowed my IP to access those but
> > > > I
> > > > couldn't download any mail from them. I couldn't log into AMSN, Yahoo, or
> > > > Gaim either. No Opera/Firefox. No telnet out or ssh. Just NETSCAPE.
> > > >
> > > > I'm going to try a different isp, and a different modem. I am getting a
> > > > lot of
> > > > conflicting advice online. If any of you have DSL, what do you use for a
> > > > Linux-friendly modem? (ideally, one that is recognized at install...)
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > > jason
> > > >
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