[lug] cable modem network topology

Terry Branaman t-branaman at attbi.com
Fri Jul 19 22:40:16 MDT 2002

On Fri, 2002-07-19 at 18:23, D. Stimits wrote:
> 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.
When I signed up, the rent was more like $10/month or higher, so I went
out and bought a Toshiba cable modem. I just looked for a modem that has
the certification that they require (as listed on their web site). It is
external, and has a 10-base T port, so it plugs in to the NIC in my
firewall machine, which is using Linux. I just had to set up networking
to use their DHCP server, since they won't assign static IP addresses.

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