ATT/Bellsouth with Kubuntu

Michael Leone turgon at
Fri Jun 13 20:06:25 UTC 2008

On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 3:44 PM, cherryfinals <cherryfinals at> wrote:
> My daughter purchased a new laptop back in January and has had nothing
> but trouble with Vista. She finally gave up on it and let me install
> Kubuntu.
> Everything works except the Bellsouth wireless connection. Their only
> answer is to install Windows since they refuse to support Linux.
> It works fine with a direct cat5 cable to the modem, but they insist it
> has to load their Windows wireless spyware.

I seriously doubt it is real spyware. :-)

> Is there any way around this?
> Has anyone got a relatively easy fix for this?

So you're saying that you have a Bellsouth provided router? I'm not
clear on the connection - the laptop should be making a wireless
connection to your wireless router, and the router is the thing that
makes the connection to Bellsouth. So you're saying that the router is
provided by Bellsouth?

Any wireless card should work to talk to any wireless router,
providing that they speak the same protocol, or are on the allowed
access lists, etc.

More details are needed, I think.

> Stan
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