This weekend i installed a new DSL modem that arrived on friday. It’s a AVM Fritz!Box Fon WLAN 7170. It is replacing my good old Speedtouch 510i, that has been working for 6 years, right from when i started using DSL. The Fritz!Box gives me a nice solution for switching to VOIP.
With the changing of the modem, i could no longer use the SIP-spoof method with my old Speedtouch anymore, where the NIC of the firewall gets your external IP address, instead of the modem. So, it was time to get rid of my old firewall and replace it was something new. So now i have a new modem, a new firewall and 1 PC less to be on for 24 hours a day. It cost me 2 evenings to get it all up and running again, but it was worth the effort.