Bill Hance on 5 Feb 2009 09:54:59 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] FiOS & Linux

I just has FiOS installed.

They did not ask for or use any of my computers to verify the connection.

Either they had a laptop, or they just assumed that when the "internet"
indicator on the router goes solid green, you are connected.

If you are getting TV set top boxes installed at the same time, they can
check that the "widgets" window opens on your TV with the remote.  If it
does, then you have internet access.

If you mess with your router settings so much that it goes OFF LINE and
you have to reboot it like I have done several times, then you will notice
that widgets on your TVs no longer work until your router is connected to
the internet again.

A co-ax cable from a splitter also feeds back into the router, to allow
communications with your set top boxes and to allow them to talk to each

My FiOS connection is in fact up, and quite fast (20/5), but I am having
headaches trying to utilize the 5 static IP addresses I've got with the
business FiOS plan I purchased.


> On Sunday 01 February 2009 13:29:11 Casey Bralla wrote:
>> Sorry I can't answer your questions, but I wanted to suggest to you that
>> you should lie to tech support and tell them you run Windows.  It saves
>> a
>> lot of time and aggravation.
> That may work for calls, but in this case a tech will be spending a few
> hours
> at my home.
> I can install WinXP wallpaper, but the kmenu is going to confuse him
> anyway.
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