Since I recently switched from dial-up to SBC DSL, I'll try to help. The modem is offered in two flavors: single
computer, or multi-computer if you want to network(this unit is good in that it includes a hardware firewall).
The multi-unit modem is $50 extra. There should be no
problems using Windows and Mac(Linux, you'll have to do your own tech support). The $29.99 price is for the DSL
line and presumes a LAN setup. I had to uninstall parts of that since I use a dual-boot Win/Linux standalone.
I'm not sure about using Mac 8.6(even 9x is considered
Changing ISPs is traumatic until you have done it a few times. Didn't like Yahoo at first, now I like it better
than the ATT I changed from. And Earthlink before that.
Just be patient with configuring it to your needs. Took me a while to make my Mozilla browser/email program access my Yahoo mail accounts.
After 1 year, you have no obligation to SBC/Yahoo. If
you don't like the new price, move on. Prices will probably be cheaper then, though. Hope this helps. chuck
I am thinking about getting SBC/Yahoo DSL but I have a few questions. Since I am using dial-up at the moment, I don't have the patience to go to the actual Yahoo site for the answers.
Is the service price of $29.99 per month limited to one computer or can you home-network for that price?
If I add a router, will it work fine with one Windows 98 machine and one Imac with OS 8.6? What software will I need (will it come with the router)?
I hate giving up my Earthlink email addresses but it is worth it to get the $29.99 per month. After one year, will I be stuck at the $49.99 rate?