Eireann Design (Gianni Ponzi) wrote:
> Thanks for the answers everyone. I think I may have worded my question
>> Basically my concern is over the setup software provided by Eircom. On their
> site they stipulate only Win / Mac machines will work with their router.
The router, if it's the Cayman netopia that I think is still the
standard unit, provides an ethernet port so that will be no problem if
the machine you wish to connect has an NIC. It does also have a usb
connection that doesn't have a linux driver so that's maybe where
they're pulling the Win / Mac only from.
> Am I incorrect in saying that I should still have no prblem setting up the
> router on a Linux firewall (e.g IPCop) as long as I have the connection
> settings to Ericom ?
Yup, you enter those via the router's web interface. Though bear in
mind the router has a built in firewall. If you wish your firewall
machine itself to be presented to net for VPN setup etc and better low
level control you'll need to put the router into bridging mode to
transparently present the connection. In this case you'd also need
PPPoE (Roaring penguin for example) configured to do your authentication
for the connection.
> The only question is whether they are also initialising somethinig in the
> router with the setup CD. I mean why only Win /Mac??
Nope, all you need is a browser.
> Thanks again and apologies for the confusing post
Stephen Brooks <stephen at lincor.com> 17 Dame Court
Software Engineer Dublin 2, Ireland
Lincor Solutions Ltd. Ph: +353 (0) 1 6746413
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