verizon dsl connexn

Kent Stewart kstewart at
Wed Apr 21 19:38:58 PDT 2004

On Wednesday 21 April 2004 07:04 pm, Mike Maltese wrote:
> > i have verizon dsl service using macronix nic.  free bsd unleashed
> > book, man pages and install man dont say how to set this up.  my
> > provider gives dns address automatically.  linux rpppoe works fine.
> >  does bsd have equivalent? i can boot into grub but get warning
> > about not being connected to bsd....  other than dsl internet
> > service i am not networked per se so network setup questions are
> > difficult to answer.
> As far as I know, Verizon uses DHCP to assign addresses, etc. You
> shouldn't need to fool with PPPoE.
> Take a look here:

It depends on the account and location. It is my understanding that most 
of the Western USA just uses simple dhcp. 


> If you're sure you have a PPPoE connection, this may be helpful:
> In the future, keep in mind that taking the time to write up an
> intelligible question will greatly improve your odds of receiving
> useful help.
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Kent Stewart
Richland, WA

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