Verizon says it doesn't support Linux

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Verizon says it doesn't support Linux

Postby sapo » Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:35 pm

I can access my wireless connection when I disable my firewall.
When I turn the security back on I can't access my own network even though I have the password.
Talked to agent at Verizon and after a few minutes they blew me off,saying that "Verizon doesn't support Linux.
Should I get a different router that supports Linux or should I get another ISP altogher?
Thanks.

BTW, I have a Westell Versalink 327W , which I thought worked with the XO
Any help is appreciated.
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Re: Verizon says it doesn't support Linux

Postby ncarrol » Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:26 pm

If you search on "verizon" you will see that others report the same problem.
If you search on "actiontec" you will see that others report similar problems for AT&T (3 pages).

When a solution was found, it involved understanding that the 10 digit number on the modem is a 64 bit WEP in Hex code. When you connect using the icon in the Neighborhood, select 40 hex/128bit.
EDIT
See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Wifi_Connectivity at bottom of Verizon section

You may have to erase your connection list in network manager ( in build 650 this was network.cfg in /olpc/home/.sugar/default/nm/). Search on network manager on wiki.

I do not have experience with your Versalink, but this appears to be more a problem of understanding the modem setup in general.

If you are having problems reaching any web sites, check out turning off IPV6:
http://olpcnews.com/forum/index.php?topic=730.msg5716#msg5716
http://olpcnews.com/forum/index.php?topic=428.msg5212#msg5212

Hopefully, the searches above will be helpful.
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Re: Verizon says it doesn't support Linux

Postby ncarrol » Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:31 pm

See: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Wifi_Connectivity at bottom of Verizon section.
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