DSL modem recommendation
chodgins at cis.strath.ac.uk
Wed Feb 23 11:46:32 GMT 2005
> STAY AWAY from ANY dsl modem that does NOT have an ethernet
> jack on it!!! Such as the USB speedtouches that Pipex
> was handing out for free!! There's a reason they are free!!
> You can't pay people (who know anything) to take them!!!
What is so wrong with USB DSL modems? I have an Alcatel Speedtouch
modem that has been absolutely rock solid since I bought it on ebay for
£8.50. It was very easy to setup. I just installed the pppoa port and
set up the ppp.conf file and plugged it in. Takes about 30secs to
1minute to start-up on a boot but once it is running I have no problems
at all. Using it for my home server and I route all of my home network
traffic out through it. No problems at all.
>>From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
>>[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of markzero
>>Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2005 1:56 AM
>>To: Ted Mittelstaedt
>>Cc: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
>>Subject: Re: DSL modem recommendation
>>>What is your DSL provider, what telephone company are they using?
>>>Are you running bridged or ppp mode DSL?
>>>DSL modems all use proprietary implementations of the DMT protocol,
>>>while many will interoperate with different DSL providers and
>>>DSLAMS, not all will.
>>Hi Ted, the relevant info:
>>ISP: Pipex UK - www.pipex.net
>>TelCo: British Telecom
>>I am currently connecting to them via PPPoA (I assume this is what
>>you're referring to, I'm not as knowledgeable as I'd like to be about
>>B776 43DC 8A5D EAF9 2126 9A67 A7DA 390F DEFF 9DD1
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