Just signed up for SBC Yahoo DSL...

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  1. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    And... I'm starting to question what I've gotten myself into. First, I made the mistake of installing the IE 6 that came on their CD... now I have Yahoo logos smeared all over everything!

    Now, I'm looking into setting up my personal webspace that, according to my documentation, I get 15 MB of free. They're directing me to geocities! Which doesn't even support file sharing! You can't offer something to the general public and then call it a "feature" to your paying customers. It'd be like me owning a restaraunt and saying "free air to breathe inside"!

    Does anyone have their service? Is this true? All I get is geocities?
     
  2. Mark Frank

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    I'm in the same boat! Just got everything up and running Monday and had to spend quite awhile changing things back to the way I wanted them.

    Here's what I did:

    - Initiate your DSL connection
    - Close the Yahoo browser that opens automatically
    - Open up plain IE
    - Choose the box that says "use this as my default browser
    - Go into View, Toolbars, and turn off "Yahoo Companion"
    - I also went into MSConfig and disabled Yahoo Messenger, but that's optional

    I find that I still need to close the Yahoo browser that opens automatically when I first connect, but after that I can browse the way I'm accustomed to.

    In regards to the web space, I haven't gotten that far yet. The $29.99 plan that I'm using has dynamic IP addresses so I figured I couldn't have my own web space, although I do recall something saying I got 15 MB of online storage. I'll have to figure that out later. Gotta play some online games first! [​IMG] Check out the Online FPS Recommendations thread I just opened if that's your cup of tea.

    HTH!
     
  3. Dave Poehlman

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    I can get the browser cleaned up fine. And get rid of that insidious password request I get from my outlook express every time I try to send an email... my biggest beef is the no web-space issue.

    So far all I can find is the geocities garbage. I mean, if I am going to have ads flying up in my face all the time why am I paying for this service! The advertisers are paying! Yahoo briefcase sucks. It's completely useless.

    I've never been a big fan of Yahoo.. but I didn't realize they were resorting to "AOL-esque" ISP tactics.
     
  4. John_Berger

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    Don't forget to buy a DSL router/firewall, if you don't aleady have one. I am a firm believer in the notion that those with broadband but no HARDWARE firewall deserve to be hacked.

    If you're tired of pop-up ads, then get Mozilla. (Even if you're not tired of pop-up ads, you should still get Mozilla.) It's a free download and now that you have DSL you can't use download time as an excuse.

    As for GeoCities, you have to remember that Yahoo owns GeoCities. So, from a financial and technical perspective it makes sense to use their own established services rather than create a new web server configuration just for their DSL subscribers.
     
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