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September 4th, 2010, 05:41 PM
Hello Everyone

I was thinking of getting one these plans from Verizon.


But when I check their supported operating system ubuntu 10.04 is not one of them and it is not supported:


At present I use a Verizon USB 720 air card and officially that is not supported by verizon either but it work fine with Ubuntu 10.04.

So my question to everyone out there is "How simple or complicated will this process be" I plan to cancel my Air Car and just have the home line. Its a lot cheaper.
Just my one Ubutu computer connect to the modem Via patch cable. If at all possible.


September 5th, 2010, 12:02 AM
I used to have Verizon DSL. Plug PC running Ubuntu into DSL box, and away you go.

September 5th, 2010, 02:39 AM
All Verizon offers is DSL and FiOS. Neither of those services cares if you use Ubuntu, Mac, Unix, Windows, etc. All you are doing is either connecting via Ethernet or connecting to their (or your) wireless router. They do have a CD they provide that comes with an autoconfiguration utility that you will not be able to use. But most people don't need it anyway if you know how to get to the router settings (

One note: if you call tech support for connection issues you will be walked through various steps that you may not be able to do with Ubuntu because they are only trained to support computers with Windows. If you have another computer that will share the connection and has Windows, don't even sweat the issue.

September 5th, 2010, 05:08 AM
Thanks Guys....

This helps a lot. Kinda used to Ubuntu by now. Was going crazy checking e-bay for a second computer just to run xp. Hate those "minimum reserves they got" "you been outbid"

Thanks a lot for the help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!