[nSLUG] Outmanoeuvring my Aliant router?
aa030 at chebucto.ns.ca
Sat Aug 8 11:46:35 ADT 2009
On Fri, 2009-08-07 at 23:53 -0300, Joshua Bearden wrote:
> Before I get into the gory details, I'm wondering if anyone has any
> recent or ongoing experience escaping an Aliant, locked-down
> Speedstream router.
Well, I have a "Siemens SpeedStream 4200 Ohio" between me and the rest
of the world, if that is what you mean.
It's been a few years, but if memory serve correctly, I had to login to
it (192.168.0.1, I think) and save my Aliant PPPOE username/password.
If I used a DHCP client (default linux intsall in a lot of cases), the
SpeedStream has DHCP server capabilities so it took care of everything.
I could browse, do email, etc. My computer had a local (192.168.x.x)
address. I suspect this works quite well with those other guys.
However, I use PPPOE to connect and the SpeedStream transparently routes
everything. I used the Debian package pppoeconf to configure.
The "magic" is in /etc/network/interfaces
pre-up /sbin/ifconfig eth0 up
iface dsl-provider inet ppp
where dsl-provider is defined by a file in etc/ppp/peers/
and your PPPOE credentials are in /etc/ppp/pap-secrets
The "pre-up" line ensures the hardware is awake when you need it.
Yeah, that's pretty much how I remember it. :)
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