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Switching From DSL to Hi-Speed

by leojbramble / November 8, 2004 4:00 AM PST

I'm planning to downgrade from Verizon DSL to Netzero highspeed -- where can I get some guidance on what adjustments I need to make to my hardware and software? Will my DSL modem work with analog hi-speed service? And how to I change my outlook settings and internet settings to reflect my new service?

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Re: Switching From DSL to Hi-Speed
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 8, 2004 5:45 AM PST

" Will my DSL modem work with analog hi-speed service? "

No. You get to use the 56K modem. The DSL modem is only usable for DSL and some make for a nice coffee warmer.


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Re: Switching From DSL to Hi-Speed
by Coryphaeus / November 9, 2004 10:40 AM PST

You'll just need to create a new network connection, dialup. Get the numbers from NetZero.

But a word of caution. A friend tried to use NetZero a while back and their computer was mostly trashed by all the junk NZ puts on the PC. Spyware out the a**. The PC became so slow with all the junk running in the background even I couldn't fix it. I had to reformat the PC it was so trashed.

If at all possible, get the DUN phone number and TCP/IP settings from the NZ folks, create a new connection with that information, and DO NOT run their software. You do not need it to connect. Use a standard version of IE or Mozilla or Netscape or whatever. Do not use the NetZero browser.

Good luck,

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