tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie wrote:
< Yesterday Eircom sent ne an unsolicited gift -
< a Netopia Cayman ADSL modem.
< I wonder if anyone else was a similar recipient of Sir Anthony's benevolence?
< I'm currently a (grateful) client of Eircom's Starter ADSL service,
< having earlier downgraded from Eircom Solo,
< which I had from the first public offering.
< The Netopia modem was accompanied by a letter
< expressing gratitude for opting for Eircom Broadband.
< As far as I can see I am not asked to pay anything,
< and the monthly charge specified in the letter
< is 45euro reduced by 10euro for 12 months.
< (1) Is this the standard Eircom charge for the current cheapest ADSL offering?
< I hadn't heard of this 12 month reduction elsewhere.
< (2) The modem has a USB port and an Ethernet port,
< and it implies you can use both with different computers.
< I wonder if anyone has successfully done this?
< Preferably under Linux ...
< (3) Should I keep the modem, or should I return it with thanks to Sir A?
< Timothy Murphy
< e-mail (<80k only): tim /at/ birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie
< tel: +353-86-2336090, +353-1-2842366
< s-mail: School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland
< Irish Linux Users' Group
ADSL Netopia modem is Linux ready through DHCP.
I don't know how it compares with the other ADSL modems.
Does anybody know more????
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