On Saturday 02 September 2006 13:44, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> As far as I can see, I have to use dhcp to connect to eircom,
> and I always seem to get the same address 192.168.1.1 -
> although under Windows I got 192.168.0.1 .
>> I can get information about the modem at http://192.168.1.254 .
>> I'm a tiny bit puzzled by this,
> and wonder if one day I could be given a different IP address?
Yes, especially if other computers are used with the netopia and it's in
its default config (e.g. if a different machine picks up your old
ipaddr, obviously you might get a different ipaddr if you subsequently
acquire a new dhcp lease while that other machine has its lease).
You can fiddle with a lot of settings though, I'd be surprised if you
couldn't set things up statically one way or another. Not sure it's
worth the bother. Note that if you get fed up with the
eircom-customised dumbed-down web interface, you can telnet to it (but
don't blame me or eircom if you break something!). The netopia boxes
appear to have a fair few more features than are obviously exposed
through the web interface.
[Also note that you don't have to use the embedded
DNS proxy server on the netopia - if you want to avoid IPv6 DNS
timeouts, point your resolv.conf at an upstream DNS that doesn't hang
in the no-AAAA record case (this includes the same eircom one the modem
points at, so I reckon the problem's probably more on the netopia
side...). You might then have the issue of the netopia not being IPv6
capable anyway (dunno if eircom's network is, either)... but you'll
avoid the waiting for DNS lookup to timeout annoyance]
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