From: Brendan Kehoe (brendan at domain zen.org)
Date: Mon 27 Sep 1999 - 20:09:49 IST
My ISDN drama continues. It turns out I couldn't get a ZyXEL ISDN router
anytime soon, because their primary supply warehouse was in Taiwan---and it
was one of the buildings devastated by the earthquake. Hmm.
So I got a WebRamp ISDN router instead. It was finally delivered this
afternoon, only about six hours after it was promised to show up. But that's
neither here nor there.
I was wondering if anyone else on the list has successfully used one of these?
I'm wrestling with it, but having some hassles.
e.g., on the box they list that they include an Ethernet cable and an ISDN
cable, but in the box are actually two cables with "Ethernet" labeled on them.
They're normal 10baseT cables, it appears. The "Ethernet" cable was able to
plug into the router and the wall just fine; should it in fact be a different
kind of wire?
I'm also wrestling with part of its configuration. It wants to know what kind
of ISDN switch is used here (AT&T 5ESS, Nortel, et al). I have a call into
the Eircom ISDN Faults line at 1800-493-493, but I don't know if they'll be
returning the call tonight as they said they would. (I've had horrible luck
with people not actually returning calls seemingly everywhere. They then
apologize for the delay when I call them. I'm still getting used to moving
back to Ireland; I was last here when I was five, and didn't register much of
Anybody know the answer to the sort of switch? (I'm trying each of them in
order, but no luck yet. I know the AT&T 5ESS switch is in the US only.)
I did use a normal modem to call the line they said was the ISDN connect line,
and successfully logged into it (it wanted to start a PPP connection). So the
account they gave me appears to work.
Man, nothing's ever easy...
-- Brendan Kehoe Web page: http://www.zen.org/~brendan/
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