I just got a Cisco 675 ADSL router to use the Zoomtown
Service from Cincinnati Bell. It turns out that they currently
are using NAT such that one can't do things like IRC or remote
xterms that have to access the domainname that is assigned to
the connection from DHCP. Their tech support claims that soon
a version 2.1 of the Cisco 675 firmware will be out and that
NAT will disappear entirely. Can anyone explain what is different
about the 2.1 firmware that this would be happening? It wasn't
clear from their explanation if NAT is being removed from the
firmware or if that is just when they are switching away from
it. Also their service is having difficulties passing the new
QuickTime 4.0 streaming video (it gets hung in the negotiating
phase of playback). Is this something else that v 2.1 of the firmware
Thanks in advance for any insights?
ps Other than these addressing problems caused by the use of NAT
the ADSL has been very nice.