The firmware on the lucent gateway forces the first 6 characters of
the network name to seemingly random hex digits (not related to the
mac address or the id of the unit) and the software won't let you use
90% of the unit's features and won't even let you change the SNMP
It's not really "random". The network name is set to the last 6
characters of the box serial number. You can't change it, however.
You are FORCED to use encryption and the encryption key MUST be
exactly 5 ascii characters. The ascii code for those characters
becomes the 40 bit encryption key.
I'm thinking about writing up a web page explaining the differences
between the Airport, RG-1000, and Cabletron RoamAbout systems. It
just happens that I have the Cabletron system and two of my relatives
have the other two so I have good experience with each. :)
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