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13 January 2003 @ 01:20 pm
AT&T Broadband  
Hmmm. In their "system requirements" for digital cable, they specify that they require 150 MB.

If they think they are going to be installing ANY software, they are SORELY mistaken. All I need is the IP information: address, netmask, gateway, and DNS addresses. Give me that on paper, couse you are NOT getting root access to my machine.

It's been a few years since the last time I made an install tech cry, but it's been known to happen. The ones that aren't literal-minded corporate drones are quite happy to just give me the paperwork with this information and be on their merry way. I'm sure I'm not the only morlock that feels this way.
Lady Doom: Rar!lithera on January 13th, 2003 01:17 pm (UTC)

We can see if this works, of course. AT&T is just like that recently, I've noticed. In order for you to be able to ... I don't even remember. There was some step that you had to talk to their machines for and if you didn't ahve they're little install CD thingy in and let it put things on your computer it got really bitchy.

Like I said, you can handle all of this stuff and if we decide to go another direction, then we decide to go another direction.
Higgs Bosonradu on January 13th, 2003 01:22 pm (UTC)
The run DHCP with MAC authentication.

So just as long as you have thier registered Cable modem you should be fine.
St. Sean the Amusedseanb on January 13th, 2003 01:30 pm (UTC)
Re: Bah!
Kewl. We'll see how this goes on Friday.
Jim: scorpionwarpdragon on January 13th, 2003 02:31 pm (UTC)
One of my friends tells a story of the installer who came in, looked at his setup, and said, "you don't need me to do anything but turn it on, do you?"

Other friends have said they can block the installation of adware pretty easily.
Turning the Schmaltz up to 11: fightpullthestars on January 13th, 2003 02:40 pm (UTC)
oh man... I made the mistake of attempting to hookup my work laptop to the cable modem service at home... using that damn CD ROM. took me FOREVER to get their crap off the machine!
Auto-defenestration has never been this funm00t on January 13th, 2003 04:23 pm (UTC)
Likely they'll get there and go "what the fuck is that?" give you the sheet and leave.

Or they'll be like "How do i get windows running on this?" or "Where's your start menu" and then you'll make them give you the sheet.

I doubt they'll hassle you though. The more installs they get to do a day, the more money they make.