FreeBSD gateway sharing Telewest cable modem - anyone?
DavidR at eurosoft-uk.com
Sun Oct 7 13:11:19 BST 2001
When the bt guy came to install adsl for me. I went with easynet. They
didn't touch my machine. They just installed the router to the wall, tested
it and got me to sign some paper work and then left.
I then went through a howto about pppoe on defcon web site and was up
running within 10 mins
From: Andrew McKay [mailto:birminghamweb at freeuk.com]
Sent: 07 October 2001 11:57
To: Mark Hughes
Cc: freebsd-users at uk.freebsd.org
Subject: Re: FreeBSD gateway sharing Telewest cable
modem - anyone?
On Sat, 6 Oct 2001, Mark Hughes wrote:
MH> Few questions - has anyone used a freebsd box connected
to the BlueYonder
MH> cable modem service? Anything I should know about
getting it set up or is
MH> it just a case of plug it in and it works?
I have the same question. I finally tired of BT Internet's
attitude to technical support (upgrade to broadband or shut
up) so I've
signed up for BlueYonder. I already have a gateway serving
the house and when the BlueYonder man cometh I shall allow
him to install
it on one of the windows boxes and then move it myself.
So what do I need to change, config-wise, to tell the
firewall that it has
a nice internet connection on its second ethernet card and
it doesn't want
to be trying to use the modem I just removed from its com
guessing that the modem itself 'just works' (because modems
but it's how to tell FreeBSD that I have one that is my
(or rather it will be in about 4 weeks when they finally
come to install.
*sigh* - seems I'm not the only one to have decided to get
Any help would be appreciated,
Andrew McKay <birminghamweb at freeuk.com>
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