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# 80954 6-Apr-2011 16:09
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I have recently signed up to a TelstraClear cable plan; I had a chat with one of their sales assistants in store. The process was smooth and I will have the connection up and running on Tuesday *props TelstraClear* the sales guy wasn't able to answer my next question, however.

My question is in regard to their CPE. I understand it is a cable modem and not a router, correct? I have a spare wireless router lying about so that isn't an issue but does the modem have any kind of firewall and is it possible to disable it?

I have my own firewall solution at home and am wanting the modem to pass all traffic (inbound and outbound) unmolested. Has anyone else been able to achieve this?

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  # 456020 6-Apr-2011 16:55
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The cable modem is simply a L2 bridge. You just plug your router into it, load your IP details into your router and you're away.

 
 
 
 




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  # 456036 6-Apr-2011 17:27
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Oh, so I don't even have to log into the modem to input login details? The would be a nice bonus :D

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1080p: Oh, so I don't even have to log into the modem to input login details? The would be a nice bonus :D


Correct. 

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  # 456101 6-Apr-2011 20:53
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1080p: Oh, so I don't even have to log into the modem to input login details? The would be a nice bonus :D


Correct. 


Just make sure the WAN side interface on your wireless router is Ethernet, and not ADSL2+ or similar.

Aside from that you're good to go.

Love that ethernet.




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