Qwest DLS & MSN Premium & Linksys Router & FreeBSD.. Oh my
ciscoaix at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 25 08:31:32 PDT 2005
--- Eric F Crist <ecrist at secure-computing.net> wrote:
> On Oct 24, 2005, at 10:47 PM, Kris Anderson wrote:
> > Hey folks,
> > I'm getting off cable (Comcast and 6 megabits) and
> > either looking at Qwest DSL w/MSN premium or a
> > called Clear Wire (Wireless internet).
> > I'm a bit baffled because Qwest says they have a
> > that I could get DSL for $19.99 a month for a
> year. Of
> > course the fine prints MSN is the ISP so forth and
> > on.
> > How I had it previously was Comcast's modem to
> > wireless router (Linksys WRT-54G), a little
> > switch, FreeBSD and misc. Windows computers
> > sharing the connection.
> > Just to confirm, my guess is that this would not
> > the service to go with since I would love to have
> > spiffy Linksys Router (WRT-54G) hook to the DSL.
> > to the WR54G the usual network systems of FreeBSD,
> > misc Windows computers.
> > If the above isn't going to work then I'm stuck
> with a
> > different bundle (a few bucks more) that would
> > me to do the same thing. I hope. I'm not familiar
> > the way in which DSL does its connectivity thing.
> > Okay, I saw in a previous question that PPoE is
> > with DSL. And I noticed that I could set my WRT54G
> > utilize PPoE, so maybe MSN ISP & Qwest service
> > work?
> > So am I right in still thinking that with MSN as
> > ISP my setup it isn't going to be FreeBSD friendly
> > that my spiffy little Comcast setup isn't going to
> > work with MSN as the ISP?
> > Most appreciated. Gah, that means I'm probably not
> > going to be needing my little WRT-54G router then.
> > Hope I wasn't to confusiong there.
> Your FreeBSD system will work fine. You login
> credentials get
> entered into the DSL router/modem. If you want to
> do some
> webhosting, etc out of your home, spend the extra
> money and utilize a
> *real* ISP. Even Qwest.net supports static IP
> addresses (up to a /26).
Thanks for the reply, I think I will go that route or
at least check out the other option that is available
as well, Clearwire internet. I would like to do a few
things that cable wouldn't allow.
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