[oclug] Two Problems
andycivil at gmail.com
Fri Apr 10 23:58:46 EDT 2009
Brett Delmage wrote:
>> Time to move on so I'm going to purchase another modem from a
>> different manufacturer, specifically the SpeedTouch 516 v6 ADSL2+
>> Ethernet Modem. If you guys have any comments about that unit please
>> let me know, hopefully before I buy it.
> As, with others, I find the 516 works fine. It can run hot, and I've
> heard that might lead to a failure (I had one die within a year) so
> watch the ventilation and ambient temps.
I have a SpeedTouch 516 that died of capacitor plague. It was hard to diagnose
because it started dropping sync easily when the power blipped, but would
generally connect again if reset.
> I got a TP-LINK TD-8841 about a month ago (Everbest computer, Merivale
> Road). It's solid so far, on my (highly-rated!) TekSavvy service. It's
> running on my server connection so I'd notice any problems.
I have a TP-LINK also from Everbest - absolute bargain, and it's been connected
from the day I bought it. Also with TekSavvy, also brilliant. I have a different
model though. 8816.
> It runs linux. You can telnet in. :-) I haven't explored it any for
> customization yet. Other than poking around to see what's inside I've
> just been using it as-is. Note: no ls, so just use "echo *", "echo */*"
> etc. to look around for commands, etc.
> There's a similar model that's a few bucks cheaper with only one thernet
> port and otherwise identical I think.
Maybe that's the one I have. It's called a router, but it has only one port.
Huh? I guess if you connect a hub to it... Anyway, how do you telnet in? If it's
to 192.168.1.1 it's not going to work for me, because my real router won't let
it out onto the wan side.
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