From: Nick Murtagh (nickm at domain go2.ie)
Date: Wed 11 Sep 2002 - 19:58:05 IST
On Mon, 2002-09-09 at 18:05, Karl Jeacle wrote:
> It's not a question of eircom not being able to do X, Y or Z. If
> you don't configure your equipment to match the eircom service
> offering, then of course it's not going to work for you!
This has been an interesting thread, and I'd like to confirm
what Karl is saying as an i-stream multi customer.
1) Eircom use PPPoE, so the Alcatel, which can be used as
a router on a PPPoA network, won't work as one on the
Eircom network. It only works in bridged mode.
2) The Xycel will work as a router on the eircom network
as it supports PPPoE itself.
3) With the multi product you get 4 separate accounts,
one for each PPPoE client. Getting these accounts may
involve playing phone tag with Eircom sales people.
4) It works out of the box with rpppoe in linux. No configuration
is required besides entering the username and password.
My own personal gripe:
Eircom won't tell you how much bandwidth you have used. Until
the end of the month, when it's too late to avoid charges. This is a
much bigger problem for me than whether the modem will act as a router
The solution is to mess around with pppstats which comes with
That is all.
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