[Ma-linux] [Novalug] FIOS available: should I?
kevin at pheared.net
Sat Jul 24 14:02:20 EDT 2010
One good reason to supply your own equipment is that theirs (Verizon's
router) is junk. Get over about 40-50 connections and the thing will
start to freeze up.
Another is so that you can have fine grained control over your
connection. The Actiontec router can do simple firewalling, but
that's it. You can't even really log the traffic that's flowing
through it - you're stuck with packet counts and rough bandwidth
figures. It reminds me of the old school Ciscos.
On Sat, Jul 24, 2010 at 1:22 PM, James Ewing Cottrell 3rd
<JECottrell3 at comcast.net> wrote:
> What is the motivation. There is the concept of the Demarc(ation Point).
> Everything on My Side belongs to Me and Everything on Their Side belongs to
> Them. So why not put your router behind theirs?
> I live in MD too, so I have Comcast, and they call their new "cable modem"
> box an EMTA, which does Internet, Phone, and TV.
> The EMTA connects to my internal Linksys Wireless Router via an Ethernet
> The only reason I'd want their box in front of mine is if the EMTA did port
> filtering there, but I doubt that is the case.
> On 7/22/2010 8:40 AM, Kevin Dwyer wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 8:22 AM, Joseph Brinkley
> <brinkley.joseph at gmail.com> wrote:
> My issue with FiOS is the proprietary hardware. I want to use my Expensive
> Cisco Router i put DD-WRT on :)
> It can be done; I've seen the complicated version in person. If you
> don't need cable, it's pretty simple to replace the VZ router. If you
> do need cable, there is a complicated setup that still keeps the VZ
> router alive for the cable boxes but puts your router in control of
> the traffic.
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