[SATLUG] AT&T DSL
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Thu Jun 15 15:26:46 CDT 2006
On Thursday 15 June 2006 14:39, Kase Saylor wrote:
> Is there anything special I need to do to use AT&T DSL with
Yes. You have to use Internet Explorer, which requires Windows. There is
a long-standing HTML bug in a critical signup page that prevents you
from agreeing to the Terms unless you're running IE. Firefox and all
Mozilla-derived browsers are known not to work. I tried for days, but
ended up putting Win98 on a sacrificial box to click that d**ned
button. (And it's *fun* to download years of updates with dial-up.)
> Also, my current D-Link router and the modem have the same IP,
> should I just change the router's IP, or is there a way to change
> the modem's IP (I actually haven't hooked up the modem yet,
> but documentation has the IP of the modem).
Most small routers can't talk to WAN devices that use the same IP as
their LAN address. I'd strongly suggest changing the LAN range on your
D-Link. Changing the AT&T-provided equipment, while possible, is just
asking for trouble.
> Is there a login/password?
You create that yourself during the signup process. After that, it
generally resides on the DSL modem and you just use DHCP to get your
public IP address and other info.
Most of this info can be found in the FAQ of the AT&T Southwest forum on
Good luck! --Don
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