[CALUG] modems for Linux
eldonz at atlanticdb.com
Thu Aug 17 20:14:01 CDT 2006
The reason that was given was that the TV guide came out the RF feed on
the router. Without their router you lost the TV guide.
However, I soon found that a static IP address is not available with
"residential" service; I had to switch to "business" service to get a
static IP address. Actually, I got five static IP addresses. The
downside is that you can't have TV with business service. Since I no
longer have TV there might not be a reason to stick with their router
but I haven't pursued that yet. I too found the router interface to be
clunky and non-intuitive.
On Thu, 2006-08-17 at 06:51 -0400, CardinalZin at verizon.net wrote:
> Why would you have to use their router?
> They just bring ethernet inside and run it to the router.
> As I recall, they won't replace the router if it dies,
> so that kinda implies that there's nothing special about it.
> I do know that I seriously dislike the many-tiered menu
> system that hide all the freaking settings.
> >>> Cardinal Zin <<<
> Every shot counts. The three-foot putt is just as important as
> the 300-yard drive.
> --Henry Cotton (1907-1987)
> Too late, Eldon Ziegler wished to retract:
> > With Verizon's fiber service you have to use their router. It's not a
> > bad one but I was accustomed to my Linux router. The 15 down / 2 up Mbps
> > speed is great though.
> > On Thu, 2006-08-17 at 00:54 -0400, Kelly Price wrote:
> >> On 8/17/06, Keith <pdragon at pdragon.net> wrote:
> >>> Every cable/dsl modem from regular commercial providers (Comcast, Cox,
> >>> Verizon, Speakeasy, etc) I've come across works fine just plugged straight
> >>> into the lan jack. No cross-over cable or drivers needed, Linux or Windows.
> >>> This is, of course, not recommended. Better to have a hardware
> >>> router/firewall between you and the net, even if it is only one computer.
> >> Add Fiber Optics for that.
> >>> If you've got an old PC laying around not doing anything, you can download
> >>> IPCop <http://www.ipcop.org> and make your own router. Did that myself with
> >>> an old Pentium II system almost a year ago and it works better than any
> >>> commercial router I've ever used.
> >> In a pinch, Slackware on an old Pentium 1 laptop and two ethernet
> >> PC-Cards works.
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