2 December 2003
It's the Ether Bunny!
Well, I've started to assemble something resembling broadband: I have a suitable modem for the cable system (Terayon TJ 715 series), and I've bound TCP/IP to the desktop's NIC.
Of course, I haven't a clue what I should be doing next, except that I am exceedingly wary about running the cable company's Big Disk O' Goodies, most of which are probably superfluous. Still, it's a start towards getting weaned from the dialup. Posted at 7:35 PM to PEBKAC
I let the cable guy do all that installation voodoo. Hell, it was free. But he did screw up a USB port.
Once he did the initial installation to get the servers talking I ran Cat-5 cable upstairs from my router and now we've got 2 'puters flying down the information superhighway.
I would recommend a good firewall. Hardware router is best but software also works.
Congrats on your move and a belated HB day.
Yes, I'm still . . .
Dull N. Boring
I suspect they are entirely superfluous. I never ran an installer disc. (Did I even get one? I guess so.. Hmm..)
Plugged the cable modem into the computer and got an IP. Later plugged it into the wireless bridge. No problems. Cox gives out IPs like candy.
I didn't use it either. All you have to do is go all over the computer changing everything from "dial a connection" to "do not dial a connection" or "use lan" as the case may be.
You'll love it I know :)
The EZ Armor from Computer Associates serves as a pretty decent firewall it catches stuff constantly though I'd like to go to a hardware solution eventually.