I just moved to a new place in San Francisco and of course the first thing I wanted to have sorted after I unpacked was an internet connection. ATT requires you to install software to setup the connection and of course, only OS X and Windows are supported. The last time I ordered DSL I had access to a windows computer to do the setup but this time I had my linux box and nothing else. As the activation day approached I started to get worried about how I would set everything up. Would I have to beg someone to lend me their laptop and allow me to install some horrid software on it (something I wouldn’t want to do to my own computer)? Or maybe I could call tech support and they could register me over the phone. I could just imagine the situation: Me “Hey could I register over the phone because I’m running linux and can’t install the software?” Tech support “We don’t support linux, see ya.”.
Anyway, the night before I went over to Paul, Jessalyn and Wilson’s house to do some research. I printed off this page and went home to find out my connection had been activated early. Anyway the instructions weren’t perfect for me but they included all the information I needed to get things going. Here’s a revised version/what I did:
- 1 Open up your web browser (I recommend not using Firefox as it seems to have problems with some of ATTs crappy forms) and type 192.168.0.1 to get to the modem config.
- 2 Use the following temporary username and password to get a connection: username: “firstname.lastname@example.org” password “sbcyahooreg”.
- 3 To get your own login, go to https://sbcreg.sbcglobal.net/ or support.sbcglobal.net/register and go through the signup process.
- 4 Repeat step #1-2 with your new login details.
- 5 Run a speed test over at www.BroadbandReports.com/ to be sure you’re getting all the speed you paid for.