December 27, 2002

Crusing along with DSL, finally

So, some more on DSL woes; at least there's some good news.

First, I'll say this: Earthlink did get this all up and together quickly. I ordered on the 18th, and I had DSL on the 26th. I would have had it the 24th, but my apartment complex decided to close early on the 24th, and I was fixing some tires until late in the afternoon. More on this in another article.

So, I got a new DSL modem, a Broadmax. No idea who makes it really, so there's not much to tell about it yet. However, if you hit it internally using the IP address and \config, you can get the modem to switch from PPPoE/NAT to Bridge. Benefit? It means my modem isn't the PPPoE/NAT link, my local router is -- which is much more flexible. Major good thing: means that all my computers can hook into the net, all of them can also be securely protected, and since I can configure my router to not turn things off, I can access my computer from work if necessary. Major good things. Granted, It still means I have PPPoE, and not a direct link. But I'm still alive and kicking, so there's that.

So, all in all, it looks like this isn't the stab-in-the-heart that it might have been, just a little flesh wound. DirecTV, I still hope you end up having sex with a disgruntled porcupine... but now, I'm hoping for an opposite sex porcupine instead. Feel better?

Posted by Ted Stevko at December 27, 2002 02:38 PM

Just wondering if you knew where to get the origanal firmware for the Linkmax hsa 300A. I tried contacting broadmax four weeks ago to send me a program to flash the origanal and they have yet to even respond to me. Thanks for your help.


Posted by: Sean at October 11, 2003 11:15 PM