I'm a webguy, not a server guy -- but I'm working in an office that just got a T1 line installed. It comes into the house via a glass covered box with Adtran logos on it with 4 ethernet sockets underneath it. I'm supposed to use socket one to get my internet connection, since we only have one IP coming into the house.
We have gotten no instructions from Verizon, but we got a big blue Adtran AltaVanta (or something) router in the mail. If I hook this router up to the T1 box (using their special ethernet cable) then I get a green light on the WAN, which tells me internet is coming into the house just fine. My issue is that I can't seem to connect to the router properly with my computer to make the necessary settings changes.
I'm wondering if I have to use this Adtran router with the T1 box, or if I can use any router I please (with the special ethernet cable) as long as I use the proper IP/DNS settings Verizon sent to us. Maybe this Adtran router is special in some way, but if it's not then I'd just rather use my Apple Airport. Figured I'd ask you guys since I'm weak in this area.