[rescue] DSL Modem question, is it worth getting a Cisco?

Chad McAuley chizad at gmail.com
Mon Nov 27 11:07:34 CST 2006

On 11/27/06, Bill Bradford <mrbill at mrbill.net> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 26, 2006 at 10:43:47PM -0600, Chad McAuley wrote:
> > I did have some problems at first because I had
> > it running in "half-bridge" mode, with the modem doing PPPoE and the
> router
> > doing everything else (connection would die during large[0] file
> transfers),
> > but once I fixed that everything has been just fine.
> I've had mine doing that (modem doing PPPoE, router doing everything else)
> and not had a single problem.  Did you upgrade the firmware on the modem?
> http://subscriber.communications.siemens.com/subscriber_networks/upg-firmware.shtml
> I've had both the 5100B and the 4100; the 4100 seems to be be the better
> of the two.  I also get better transfer rates when the modem does PPPoE
> rather than the router.

No I did not.  I remember seeing that there was newer firmware, but I
didn't see
anything in the (admittedly sparse) release notes related to my issue, so I
bother with it.  I may have to check that out sometime though.

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