From: Niall O Broin (niall at domain linux.ie)
Date: Tue 10 Sep 2002 - 09:52:59 IST
On Tue, Sep 10, 2002 at 09:20:54AM +0100, Vincent Cunniffe wrote:
> Their top-end, ?200+ per month service comes with (or at any
> rate did up until last week and a poke from ODTR) a mandatory
Apparently up until last week the top-end service was the only one where
Eircom WOULD countenance your using something other than their equipment. I
know Paul Kelly (he of the £30 ADSL card) has this service and was able to
use his own equipment, and he had ADSL installed before last Friday.
> and very expensive 4-port daisy-chainable SpeedTouch Pro from
> Alcatel, which will do everything with an ADSL connection
> short of making coffee. It bridges, it routes, it does
> firewalling, port forwarding, DHCP, DNS, you name it.
> Eircom refuse to support this piece of equipment in any way
> whatsoever other than idiot bridged mode, which renders it
> functionally identical to the £30 ADSL card someone mentioned
> in a discussion last night, or to the far cheaper USB model.
So does this mean then that no ADSL router will work in anything other than
idiot bridged mode ? In which case there's hardly any point buying anything
other than the £30 ADSL card, if your not going to be able to use is
advanced functionality. I was going to buy a router, because then I'd have
NAT etc. done in a nice little box and wouldn't have to worry into the
future about breaking things with kernel changes but it seems that that's
not going to be an option.
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.6 : Thu 06 Feb 2003 - 13:18:44 GMT