January 18th 2008
Virgin Media Broadband Installation on Linux
Just a quick warning to any Linux users who are getting Virgin Media broadband installed.
The welcome website you put your details into when the connection is first hooked up actually checks if you are using Windows / Mac or not. If not you will get this error:
"Incompatible OS or Browser To set up Virgin Broadband, your computer needs to use a recent version of Windows or Apple Mac OSX and have a compatible Internet Browser. It looks like your computer does not meet these requirements. For further information please consult your set-up guide or give us a call on 0906 212 1111*. * Calls cost 25p per minute, with a 10p connection fee from Virgin Media landlines. If you're calling from a mobile phone, or another network, the charge may vary."
Anyway the solution is easy, install tamper data and Under the “Tamper Data - Options” you can update the User-Agent to Internet explorer or Safari etc. which the website allows.
It’s a stupid check anyway really as to the computer it’s just an ethernet connection so why it would only work on certain operating systems is beyond me!