[Novalug] OT: Verizon FIOS Questions
cpenning at gmail.com
Fri Jun 29 08:51:36 EDT 2007
On 6/29/07, Sean Spurrier <sean.spurrier at gmail.com> wrote:
> [snip]Router wise Verizon installs an Actiontec router device and
> stipulates that while you can use a different router they are not
> responsible for degredations in speed. That being said I used to run a
> WRT54G v4 with the Open WRt firmware and boosted radio signals ...and the
> actiontec with its singular wireless ant. gives me better reception in the
> house. I have the password to the actiontec and have changed it from the
> standard with no repercussions. The router has a very nice firmware
> allowing for things like port knocking, dmz hosts, port forwarding, and
> dyndns updating.
I've had FIOS for a while and been happy with it. The Actiontec router is
running a busybox based linux distro.
$ telnet gw
> Trying 192.168.0.1...
> Connected to gw.
> Escape character is '^]'.
> Username: admin
> Password: ****************
> Wireless Broadband Router> shell
> BusyBox v0.50 (2007.04.05-23:15+0000) Built-in shell (lash)
> Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.
> / # cat /proc/cpuinfo
> Processor : XScale-IXP4xx/IXC11xx rev 1 (v5b)
> BogoMIPS : 532.48
> Features : swp half thumb fastmult edsp
> Hardware : MI424-WR
> Revision : 0000
> Serial : 0000000000000000
> / # cat /proc/meminfo
> total: used: free: shared: buffers: cached:
> Mem: 29573120 15716352 13856768 0 0 4726784
> Swap: 0 0 0
> MemTotal: 28880 kB
> MemFree: 13532 kB
> MemShared: 0 kB
> Buffers: 0 kB
> Cached: 4616 kB
> SwapCached: 0 kB
> Active: 1140 kB
> Inactive: 6812 kB
> HighTotal: 0 kB
> HighFree: 0 kB
> LowTotal: 28880 kB
> LowFree: 13528 kB
> SwapTotal: 0 kB
> SwapFree: 0 kB
> / #
I was going to set up my own box to do NAT etc, but I like the features of
this little router enough that I'll put my efforts elsewhere.
Corollary to Clarke's Third Law:
Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently
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