From: Karl Jeacle (karl at domain jeacle.ie)
Date: Tue 10 Sep 2002 - 10:50:02 IST
On Tue 10 Sep 02, 10:35:37 +0100, Vincent Cunniffe wrote:
> >One more time: the i-stream service is a bridged service!
> This is not mentioned anywhere on any of the ADSL pages I can see.
Well, now you know, that's why ILUG is so useful!
> The 'i-stream multi' product is for 'up to four stand-alone'
> machines, which might arguably require the Pro.
No argument about it - that's exactly what it's for.
> Although I'm fairly sure that only one user can actually bind
> a PPPOE stack to the service at any one time, so that user is
> going to have to provide a NAT service to the others anyway.
No, you can have four simultaneous PPPoE sessions (or else the
'i-stream multi' product could not work). You'll need four
different accounts though!
> However, it's demonstrably useless in the case of the 'multi
> user, multi PC networked environment' which the enhanced
> product is supposedly targetted at.
It may be the default CPE provided, but customers buying the
high-end product are expected to buy a small Cisco or ZyXEL
router. They are not expected (or asked!) to try to configure
the SpeedTouch to be something it's not. I fully acknowledge,
however, that the sales staff are probably not fully aware
of the technical ins & outs of each of the products. They
will sell whatever they know works.
> >Senior technical staff on ADSL? I must know them personally!
> I don't know what their name was, I was in the middle of
> being very annoyed at them.
Oh, so when you said senior technical staff, what you meant
to say was first-line technical support? :-)
> >>I know what it's supposed to be. But they've messed something up,
> >Trust me. Nothing is messed up.
> This is *Eircom* ;-)
True. But eircom is a big company. It does get some things right.
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