I signed up for the Eircom package last November and I haven't looked
back. Why Eircom? Couldn't be arsed shopping around to be honest :-)
I'm using the Cayman's ethernet port and its just the same as any
network gateway then. Set it up as the dns and gateway on static
assigned ips and away you go - or if your lazy just use its inbuild
By default it comes as 192.168.1.254 on 255.255.255.0 but that's easily
changed via the web configuration (quite nice) or if you prefer over
You can go for the more expensive Eircom option as well at 54 euro a
month which does have the 8Gb cap as well - pity about the jump in
price, but I actually use it :-(
Check out the options again - Eircom definitely had a long running free
self installation where they sent you the modem via sds.
As regards ease of connection it absolutely rocked. Phone call to place
the order - they carried out a line test over the phone (probably using
the same webtool on the net punters use) and 3 days later modem
delivered - One more day and letter with username and password was
delivered - Plug all in, type username and password in and all systems
Cayman also provides ntp server is interested as well as firewall. By
default no services opened. You can redirect ports to internal machines
and it you wish select a number of outside ips that can remotely
configure the device over the web.
On Thu, Apr 15, 2004 at 12:02:51PM +0100, Peter Flynn wrote:
> OK, after a little nudge in the right place eircom finally consider that
> my segment of Bishopstown is accessible to a broadband signal, so I can
> now sign up -- with someone. Yay.
>> Eircom are offering a €99 connection with a Cayman Netopia modem
> which they claim has both USB and Ethernet ports -- useful because
> my gateway/server is a bit old and the USB is an add-on card and
> Linux drivers for USB B/b modems are still rare and experimental.
> Adding a second Ethernet card wouldn't be a problem though. But
> eircom have a 4Gb cap.
>> UTVip are offering twice the cap and €29.99/month instead of €39.99
> (or €45 instead of €54 for the 16Gb cap option). I'm with them at the
> moment for dialup, but the service has deteriorated over the last few
> months, with their end of the link often going unresponsive for
> several minutes at a time. Modem is a Zyxel P630, but for another €50
> they will supply an ADSL 4-socket router (Zyxel 645R-A1) which *does*
> have an Ethernet socket (as well as doing wireless and a bunch of other
> stuff I expect).
>> What other offers are current, and whose deal is the easiest to connect?
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