Bill Hance on 5 Feb 2009 10:32:06 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] FiOS & Linux

Hi John,

  I have the ethernet from the ONT connected into a switch, and then a
connection from the switch goes to the Actiontec.  Everything is

  Actiontec is assigned the 1st of the 5 IP addresses I've been given. 
xx.xx.xx.58.   I can ping it from my DSL line.

  I assign a PC my next static IP, xx.xx.xx.59.  Also assign the gateway &
dns servers.  Connect PC to the switch.  Nothing.

  How can I use the other 4 static IPs?


> Hi Art,
> Verizon Gives you a Router and it hands out address via DHCP.  You could
> hook your Linux, Mac, PC, Cell phone, Wii, Playstation, or whatever
> device connects to an IP network.
> I know this because I install FiOS on a daily basis.  I don't claim to
> be a Linux expert or an expert in any field for that matter but I can
> tell you, I'm not falling for a windows wallpaper on a Linux machine.
> Fios techs all have a Toughbook that they can go through the
> configuration with since the Tech Wizard we use only runs on Windows and
> Mac.  Mail servers are pop3 & smtp so you may have to go in and config
> Evolution or whatever you use.
> Someone here before advised making the Verizon tech connect the router
> via Cat5e rather than Coax.  If you plan on not using the actiontec at
> all then this might be a good idea but for the most part Moca is fine
> considering that it is good for 100+Mbit/s.  You could cascade another
> router off the Action tech if you want to or cascade ours off yours.
> Just remember that the tech is not there to do your home networking but
> simple configurations should be no problem.
> Plan on the tech spending the whole day at your house.  If the install
> is simple then maybe he will be there for 4 hrs or so.  Also keep in
> mind that we start at 8am and have to be at out garage at that time, so
> don't expect the tech to show up at your door at 8 (unless the tech has
> a 7am start, most don't)  The tech may have a morning meeting, then have
> to log in and pick up their job, then stock their truck, call back their
> customer from their last job and reorder supplies.  Also they now need
> to travel to you location.  On the way the tech will need to stop at a
> fiber hub and throw a fiber cross connect. this may involve an aerial
> hub which requires that use of a ladder and some fiber cleaning and
> possible some changing of assignments if ports are in use. So, getting
> to your place by 9am for (8am for 7am start) would be good.
> There are no FiOS installation techs sitting in their trucks.  I find it
> difficult to get a triple play done in 8 hrs unless everything is easy
> and there are no slow ups.  What I mean by this is simple loop, good
> coax, and activation servers working properly.  There are also no FiOS
> installation techs doing 3 - 4 installs a day (well, at least not with
> the types of homes in this area)
> -John
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