[lug] cable modem network topology
stimits at idcomm.com
Fri Jul 19 18:23:22 MDT 2002
Mr Viggy wrote:
> Oh, okay. I'm not sure if I should take offense to your remark about
> Windows users...
In this case, I am speaking of specific cases. I sometimes get questions
about how to copy and paste text in windows, or how to unzip a zip
file. My favorite was "why can't I delete this character?"...which was
actually the mouse cursor :P
> My setup is (obviously) different, and if it were me, I'd setup masqing,
> since I have no need to contact any of the machines behind my firewall.
> I'm using Windows right now because I screwed up, and instead of
> letting my company buy me a Cisco 678 External DSL router, I went for
> the free internal Intel router. It has no Linux drivers. Besides, my
> wife doesn't know Linux like I know Linux...
That reminds me, does anyone know if the AT&T cable comes with choices
on cable modems? If so, are there good/bad choices here? I assume
external is best, but I read in one FAQ already that at least one cable
modem is PNP set to require the o/s be PNP-aware. Now if the modem is
rented ($2/month), I wonder how they feel about running a utility to set
it to non-PNP-aware.
D. Stimits, stimits @ idcomm.com
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