On Sun, 12 Oct 2008 14:34:24 +0100
Daniel James <wastebasket@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I'm not sure
> whether Virgin actually support the use of a router on a domestic
They don't /support/ it just as they don't support Linux - i.e. if you
have problems with your setup the first thing they'll do is tell you to
plug a Windows PC into the modem, but they don't care if you use
> SIL currently has a Motorola cable modem connected to the PC via USB,
> and working fine. Both the modem and the PC have unused ethernet
> ports so connection shouldn't be a problem (should it?). Not sure
> whether I need a normal patch cable for that or a crossover?
Either should work - ethernet interfaces these days can generally
figure it out for themselves.
> I read that it may be necessary to get the router to use the same MAC
> address as the PC ... the Linksys router setup web page has a button
> that will clone the PC's ethernet MAC address automagically ... but
> don't I actually want it to clone the MAC address used by the USB
> connection? Is this even necessary any more?
No - just resetting the modem before powering up the router should be
> The WAN setup in the router has options for DCHP, Fixed IP, PPPoE,
> and maybe one other (I don't have the kit with me ATM) ... Depending
> on which I select I am asked for more information. Am I right in
> thinking that PPPoE is the right choice here? If I select that I am
> then asked for an ID and password (which SIL has lost, so we may have
> to call Virgin support after all).
My Virgin connection uses regular ethernet with DHCP, I don't think
Blueyonder is any different.