From: Roland Keogh (roland at domain europcar.ie)
Date: Tue 28 Sep 1999 - 08:42:39 IST
The cables should be ok, we're not using "special" ISDN cables here - just
ethernet standard 'patch' leads. Our ISDN router is configured to
With regards to ISDN and fault reporting - TE/eircom still haven't figured
out that ISDN circuits maybe used in a 24x7 situation. If they did, they'd
provide a 24x7 support service. Dassnet or "ordinary" digital leased lines
have a "proper" 24hour fault reporting service. But as one eircom manager
told me recently: "we're upgrading the service provided to ISDN customers,
so the installation time will be longer". I joke not!
Let me know how you get on with the WebRamp.
From: Brendan Kehoe [SMTP:brendan at domain zen.org]
Sent: 27 September 1999 20:09
To: ilug at domain linux.ie
Subject: [ILUG] WebRamp ISDN routers and linux -- I'm tryin', really I am
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
neither here nor there.
I was wondering if anyone else on the list has successfully used one of
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
They're normal 10baseT cables, it appears. The "Ethernet" cable was able
plug into the router and the wall just fine; should it in fact be a
kind of wire?
I'm also wrestling with part of its configuration. It wants to know what
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
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
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
and successfully logged into it (it wanted to start a PPP connection). So
account they gave me appears to work.
Man, nothing's ever easy...
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