On Sat 21 Feb 2004 21:59, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> Yesterday Eircom sent ne an unsolicited gift -
> a Netopia Cayman ADSL modem.
> 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.
Well, the "starter" pack includes the modem, AFAIK, so I assume
they're just making sure you don't call up looking for it, raging about
being shortchanged a modem :-).
I know I got one and it's working pretty well so far. Completely trouble-free
installation with a linux box if you're just connecting a lone machine - just
plug in the ethernet cable (here I assume you have a working ethernet port
on your linux box), set your linux box to get its address by dhcp,
then browse to 192.168.1.254 (which is the modem. The dhcp server on the
modem will probably assign your machine 192.168.1.1 ...) and enter your
eircom username and password.
If you're playing online games or generally faffing with gnomemeeting or
whatever, you might need to use the modem web interface to reconfigure its
NAT too. See Home>Configure>Advanced>SoftwareHosting and
Home>Configure>Advanced>Pinholes in the modem browser interface.
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