From: Vincent Cunniffe (vincent at domain cunniffe.net)
Date: Tue 10 Sep 2002 - 10:00:19 IST
Niall O Broin wrote:
> 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.
Well, I tried about 3 months back to use my own equipment on the
top-end solution, and they wouldn't talk to me.
Course, that could be just me ;-)
>>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.
I've tried it on both the SpeedTouch pro which they supply, and
with an Asus 6000MEV which worked perfectly in that mode in New
Zealand. In the latter case I had the able assistance, onsite, in
his own time, of an Eircom ADSL engineer, and we simply couldn't
make it work.
So yes, I think you might as well buy the cheapest and neatest
solution you can plug into your linux box.
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