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									   Attaching to the Telstra Cable Network
    Using the Linksys Broadband Router




                    2004




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                                1. Summary

Why is the Telstra Cable Network different – The Telstra Cable Network uses
an access method, called a Heart Beat Signal. There are several reasons for
why this was implemented, one of which is that it allows you to connect and
disconnect from the Internet.

To enable your Linksys router to keep your Internet connection up and
available all of the time, it needs to be able to support the Heartbeat signal.
The router also needs to know the location of the Heartbeat server, so it
needs to be configured with the IP address of the Heart Beat Server.

The router used in this example is the BEFSR41. The configuration required
for the BEFW11S4 and the WRT54G routers are very similar to the examples
in this document.




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1.1 Log into the LinkSys Router

Follow the instructions that come with your router to attach it to the Internet
and to your home network.

By default your router should allocate your PC with an IP address in the range
of 192.168.1.1-254. The router itself should have the IP address of
192.168.1.1.

This address allows you to Web Browse into the configuration setup for the
router. Type the address 192.168.1.1 into your browser and you will be
prompted to type a username and password.

      Leave the Username blank, and enter the password ‘admin’.

      Once you log in to the router you will see the ‘Setup’ screen.




                                Access the Setup Page




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      From the Internet Setup pull down Menu, select ‘Heart Beat Signal’.




                        Select the Heart Beat Signal – for Telstra Cable




1.2 Input the Settings for your Account

You will have been given a Username and a Password for your Telstra Cable
account, eg student501.

You must also know the IP address for the Login or Heart Beat Server in your
state. The current login servers for each state are listed in Appendix A. It is
possible that these could change. You should confirm that this is the correct
address by contacting Telstra.

For example, the current Login or Heat Beat Server address for Victoria is
61.9.128.13. This is the address you will need to type in to the field for the
Heart Beat Server on the LinkSys setup page.

The rest of the setup page shows the DHCP address plan for your home
network. These can be left in the default state.




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                                                            Heart Beat Server address for
                                                           your State eg Victoria.




                     Input your Username, Password and your Domain Name


       If Telstra have supplied you with a different Hostname and Domain
        Name put those in, otherwise input your Username eg ‘student501’
        and the Domain Name ‘bigpond.net.au’.

       Some routers may enable you to input a text name for the Login or
        Heart Beat Server. Typical names are ‘sm-server’ or ‘login-server’. If
        you use these names, then the domain name you input must be the
        specific Domain Name for your state eg vic.bigpond.net.au. It is
        generally simpler to configure the IP address.

Before you have configured the Hear Beat Server address, or if you have the
incorrect address, the Status will show as ‘disconnected’ or ‘connecting’. You
can click on ‘connect’ for the router to connect to the Heart Beat Server.




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                            Initially the Router is disconnected.


      Once the Login process is complete, an IP address is allocated to the
       Internet side of the router as well as the routers DNS servers and
       Gateway information.




                                                  Login Status is connected.




                     The Router has been allocated an Internet address.




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If you have also input your correct Username and Password, you should be
able to immediately connect to the internet and begin browsing.




                       You should be able to login to the Internet.




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                                   Appendix A

Useful Sites for Telstra Cable Information

There is some very useful information on the web and many other sites
besides these. Cisco Systems are not affiliated with these sites.

Bigpond Home Page

http://bigpond.com

Bigpond FAQ site

http://bigpond.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/bigpond.cfg/php/enduser/std_alp.php

Bigpond Login Server and Firewall details

http://www.bigpond.com/broadband/support/configuration/cable/firewall/


Cable Customers in Melbourne

Source      Destination Protocol/Port                   Direction     Reason
61.9.128.13 Client PC   Client Ports - UDP all ports,   Inbound       Receiving Heartbeats
                        or specified port if client     from server
                        permits
Client PC   61.9.128.16 Server TCP Ports 1080 &         Outbound      Account Management &
                        1081                            from client   Self-care secure web
                                                                      pages
Client PC   61.9.128.13 Server TCP Port 5050            Outbound      Login
                                                        from client
Client PC   61.9.128.13 Server UDP Port 5050            Outbound      Sending Heartbeats
                                                        from client



Cable Customers in Sydney

Source      Destination Protocol/Port                   Direction     Reason
61.9.192.13 Client PC   Client Ports - UDP all ports,   Inbound       Receiving Heartbeats
                        or specified port if client     from server
                        permits
Client PC   61.9.192.16 Server TCP Ports 1080 &         Outbound      Account Management &
                        1081                            from client   Self-care secure web
                                                                      pages
Client PC   61.9.192.13 Server TCP Port 5050            Outbound      Login
                                                        from client
Client PC   61.9.192.13 Server UDP Port 5050            Outbound      Sending Heartbeats
                                                        from client




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Cable Customers in Brisbane and Gold Coast

Source        Destination Protocol/Port                    Direction       Reason
61.9.208.13 Client PC      Client Ports - UDP all ports,   Inbound         Receiving Heartbeats
                           or specified port if client     from server
                           permits
Client PC     61.9.128.16 Server TCP Ports 1080 &          Outbound        Account Management &
                          1081                             from client     Self-care secure web
                                                                           pages
Client PC     61.9.208.13 Server TCP Port 5050             Outbound        Login
                                                           from client
Client PC     61.9.208.13 Server UDP Port 5050             Outbound        Sending Heartbeats
                                                           from client

Cable Customers in Perth

Source        Destination Protocol/Port                    Direction       Reason
61.9.240.13 Client PC      Client Ports - UDP all ports,   Inbound         Receiving Heartbeats
                           or specified port if client     from server
                           permits
Client PC     61.9.192.16 Server TCP Ports 1080 &          Outbound        Account Management &
                          1081                             from client     Self-care secure web
                                                                           pages
Client PC     61.9.240.13 Server TCP Port 5050             Outbound        Login
                                                           from client
Client PC     61.9.240.13 Server UDP Port 5050             Outbound        Sending Heartbeats
                                                           from client

Cable Customers in Adelaide

Source        Destination Protocol/Port                    Direction       Reason
61.9.224.13 Client PC      Client Ports - UDP all ports,   Inbound         Receiving Heartbeats
                           or specified port if client     from server
                           permits
Client PC     61.9.192.16 Server TCP Ports 1080 &          Outbound        Account Management &
                          1081                             from client     Self-care secure web
                                                                           pages
Client PC     61.9.224.13 Server TCP Port 5050             Outbound        Login
                                                           from client
Client PC     61.9.224.13 Server UDP Port 5050             Outbound        Sending Heartbeats
                                                           from client




Linksys Technical Support         Linksys Reseller Pre-Sales             Linksys Web Sites
Australia: 1800-208-229           Australia: 1800-678 808                Australia www.linksys.com.au
New Zealand: 0800-080015          New Zealand: 0800-446 004              New Zealand www.linksys.co.nz




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