[Novalug] Switching FIOS internet from COAX to ethernet
ryanczak at gmail.com
Sat Jan 7 13:30:31 EST 2012
On 1/7/12 12:14 PM, Jay Hart wrote:>
> 1. Do I need to remove this coating? (I assume yes)
I believe so.
> 2. And, since on CAT5e cable is running from inside to outside the house, and
> will be exposed to the elements, should I protect the cable by running it
> inside something? I'm mostly worried about weather related issues.
I used regular plenum cat-5e cable.
> What else do I need to be worried about?
The ONT, or perhaps something upstream, caches the MAC address of the
device that is plugged in to it for some amount of time. Given that you
are switching from rg58 to rj45 this is probably not an issue. It is
something to be aware of though. I've had issues getting the FIOS
support people to reset ONT (or whatever) in a way that clears that
cache which has forced me to clone the mac of previous routers or
Ethernet interfaces on newer equipment. The DSL reports FAQ on FIOS
mentions the MAC address caching issue. I think they say it caches for
12 hours. I have seen it cache for 24+ hours though.
In my experience it is easier to clone or re-write the MAC address of
the connected interface than deal with FIOS support. I use a Debian
based firewall and have something like:
iface eth0 inet dhcp
hwaddress ether 70:71:bc:a2:d9:e6
in my /etc/network/interfaces file. I don't recall the exact format but
RHEL/CentOS has the same functionality. You can also use ifconfig or ip
to do it from a script or whatever...
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