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Re: [ProgSoc] Telstra Cable Internet Sharing
On Tue, 13 Mar 2001 23:46, Mendel wrote:
> The closest i got to setting something like that up was once trying to
> use my switch as a router which it is not, i.e. you cannot connect cable
> modem straight to a switch or hub.
Apparently you can -- Telstra's slightly aborted DHCP server will
happily distribute you 3 ip addresses (from memory). Though why
you'd do it .. is anyone's guess. To connect to a hub, of course, you'd
need a swapover cable .. 2/7, 3/4, 5/6 .. or some combo like that. It's
been quite a while since I've fiddled with homemade UTP cables.
Optus have the better service -- bigger pipe, better uptime,
plus they didn't feel compelled to do the microsoftish thing and
fiddle with an otherwise perfectly useable standard.
I'd suggest a search on 'bpalogin' on google, and search down
thru any links that look like howtos for telstra's cable offering.
It's certainly do-able, and lots of people do it. The SLUG
list is another source of spam^h^h^h^hnoise^h^h<etc> information,
as a few of the slug writers have BPA and do exactly this kind
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