From: Karl Jeacle (karl at domain jeacle.ie)
Date: Tue 10 Sep 2002 - 10:23:34 IST
On Tue 10 Sep 02, 09:20:54 +0100, Vincent Cunniffe wrote:
> But they cannot even configure their *own* equipment to do it.
> 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
> 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.
The SpeedTouch Pro is provided by eircom as a 4-port bridge.
That's because the i-stream service is a bridged service.
Let me say that again: the i-stream service is a bridged service.
The SpeedTouch Pro can do lots of things, but the only reason
eircom selected it was to use it as a 4-port ethernet bridge. If
you are trying to get it to do something else with the i-stream
service, it's not going to work. No one in eircom will try to
sell it to you for something else, nor will they support you
if you try to use it for something else.
> 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.
One more time: the i-stream service is a bridged service!
The Speedtouch Pro is for customers who need a bridge with
multiple ethernet ports - that's the only reason it's in
the product line.
> The reason for this, given to me by senior technical staff in
> Eircom's ADSL division is that Eircom themselves cannot get this
> absolutely standard piece of equipment to work with their
> service, and thus will not accept or support anyone else using
> it that way.
Senior technical staff on ADSL? I must know them personally!
A name please! I will chastise them for misleading you :-)
> I know what it's supposed to be. But they've messed something up,
Trust me. Nothing is messed up.
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