BigPond Cable Migration
Posted by Gabriel Yu on 14 March 2008 05:30 AM
During 2006-7 Telstra in Australia are gradually migrating BigPond
cable users over to a new billing system which will no longer use the
"heartbeat" or the BigPond Cable Login software.Â The new BigPond
system will use the only the router's (or cable modem's) MAC address
for authentication instead of a username and password.|
will send emails to all affected customers, advising when they will be
changed to the new system, and providing details of what to do.
When your BigPond Cable account is migrated to the new system you will need to:
- On your Vigor 2100 series or Vigor 2900 series router's "Internet Access >> Static or Dynamic IP" configurator page:
the BPA Setup section, un-tick the "BPA Enable" field to deactivate the
old authentication. (actually we believe that the router will still
work with this enabled, but the BPA server won't be listening anymore,
so should be turned off).
- In the WAN IP Network
Settings section, you should already have "Obtain an IP address
automatically" selected, and the MAC address (which will automatically
be detected by BigPond) is shown below .
- Click [OK] button
you are migrated to the new system, the first time you access the
internet, your web browser will ask for your current BigPond Cable
primary username and password. This all happens in a matter of seconds
and you are up and running within minutes.
If you change router in the future, BigPond will not recognise the new router's MAC address, and take you to this step again.
NO firmware update is necessary.
This Whirlpool discussion forum thread provides additional information.