Tom Samplonius tom at
Tue Apr 29 09:19:04 PDT 2003

On Tue, 29 Apr 2003, Mark Bojara wrote:

> Hello All,
> I heard its possible to hook up a ADSL line (RJ11) directly into a NIC and
> it will operate with pppoed/ppp is this possible? Has anybody tried this?

  An ethernet NIC will not work in this way.  However, you can purchase an
internal ADSL modem, which looks like a NIC to the operating system, but
has a phone line jack connector.

  Beware of using a internal ADSL modem with FreeBSD.  Unless it
impersonates one of the ethernet chipsets perfectly, it won't work.


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