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[ale] Comcast preventing Linux on wireless router modems?
- Subject: [ale] Comcast preventing Linux on wireless router modems?
- From: jim.kinney at gmail.com (Jim Kinney)
- Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 09:35:51 -0500
- In-reply-to: <[email protected]>
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Comcast hates freedom!
As others have suggested, the likely issue is the comcast tech not knowing
what to do with a non-windbloz machine. There are likely WEP keys from the
wireless router and the knowledge was not there to set them up properly on
the PC side. You would be amazed at the simplicity and security of a $15
cat5 cable to a desktop machine.
On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 6:49 AM, Daniel Howard <dhhoward at comcast.net> wrote:
> I got a call last nite from a teacher I'd given an Ubuntu PC for her
> kids to use at home. The Comcast guy was there installing a cablemodem
> router with wireless and they were having trouble getting the Ubuntu PC
> on the network, something about the router reporting "This OS not
> supported." I've hung Linux PCs off of cablemodems for years now w/o
> problems, is there something new Comcast Atlanta could be doing to
> prevent Linux OS PCs?
> Daniel Howard
> President and CEO
> Georgia Open Source Education Foundation
> Ale mailing list
> Ale at ale.org
James P. Kinney III
CEO & Director of Engineering
Local Net Solutions,LLC
GPG ID: 829C6CA7 James P. Kinney III (M.S. Physics)
<jkinney at localnetsolutions.com>
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