[ILUG] Need Recommend for Linux Friendly adsl modem-router
feargal at helgrim.com
Fri Apr 30 15:06:02 IST 2004
On Fri, 30 Apr 2004 12:26:09 +0100
Frank Murphy <lists2004 at utvinternet.com> wrote:
> Unfortunately not too much feedback in the archives,
> (15 pieces, incl. replies)
> a number of info. requests, but not much feedback,
> regarding configuration, ease of setup etc.
> I looked at the ZyXel setup, but would prefer non-usb.
> Analogies for being a pain.
We're using the ZyXel Prestige 645 using PPPoE, never had any trouble.
Using ppp on FreeBSD the config looks like, don't know linux equiv:
set device PPPoE:rl0:eircom # rl0 is the interface
set authname mylogin
set authkey mysecret
set mru 1492
set mtu 1492
set speed sync
set cd 5
set redial 0 0
add default HISADDR
I initally configured it on my laptop, got it working, and then plugged it into the server where it promptly stopped working.
It turned out that it remembers the MAC address of the machine it's configured to, and if plugged into anything else, refuses to work.
This may be well and good, but it doesn't mention it in the documentation, and their own support staff didn't know anything about it. You have hit the reset button to configure it for another interface.
In fact, their support staff refused to talk to me unless I had it connected to a win/mac machine, and hung up on me mid-sentence. A support supervisor defended his staff member's behaviour, and also told me to get a windows machine.
In the end, I installed X onto the server so that I could configure it with Opera. Didn't work with Mozilla either.
A waste of two days work, an unhappy client left without a connection, and ignorant behaviour from their tech staff, all thanks to a 100-odd quid modem.
I might also mention that I have 2 brand new D-Link WAPs to send back as they don't have any firmware on them...
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