|We Changed ISPs from “Freedom2surf” to “Be” because it is a faster and cheaper connection.|
The connection details that Be supply are minimal to say the least. This is because they expect you to use their pre-configured “BeBox” that they send you for free. We didn’t like the way the BeBox looked and we didn’t like it’s web interface and we didn’t want to have to re-configure our whole network and firewall – so we messed around with our existing Netgear DG834G until we got a working connection. These are the settings you need to enter:
- Basic Settings
- Does Your Internet Connection Require A Login? No (then leave “Account Name” and “Domain Name” empty)
- Internet IP Address: tick Use Static IP Address, then enter the numbers supplied to you in the intro letter from Be. For me, they were as follows: IP Address: 18.104.22.168, IP Subnet Mask: 255.255.240.0, Gateway IP Address: 22.214.171.124
- Domain Name Server (DNS) Address: tick Use These DNS Servers (then enter126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52)
- NAT (Network Address Translation): leave Enable ticked.
- Router MAC Address: leave Use Default Address ticked.
- ADSL Settings
- Multiplexing Method: Select LLC-BASED
- VPI: 0
- VCI: 101
- DSL Mode: Select ADSL2+ (but this option was only available after I upgraded the netgear firmwhere to “V4.01.28” – It worked before without this option)
With these router ADSL settings, you won’t need to change anything on your machines (Ubuntu or Windows). What’s Be’s speed like? Disappointing considering it’s supposed to be 24MBits! (although it’s better than before).
We started messing around with the Netgears firmwhere and the MTU and RWIN size but didn’t have any better results.