ADSL question

chael at chael at
Fri Nov 28 01:47:22 PST 2003

Well, if you should opt for a USB modem, specifically the Alcatel Speedtouch
modem, there is one ready on the ports: net/pppoa. The driver just had a
recent upgrade so you may want to cvsup your net ports first.

Everything is at . I have mine setup like
this and it works just great minus the wireless part, but that part is

> Hello. I never touched ADSL before, now I booked an ADSL phone line.
> I have a small LAN, the server (FreeBSD 4.9 STABLE) is there as
>, providing services like NFS and it is a DHCP server. It
> also need to act as NAT for 802.11 notebooks in the room. I heard people
> say there are basically two types of ADSL modems. The either net modem
> act as a gateway for the LAN, and is more expansive; The PCI ADSL modem
> is cheaper, fitting one computer only, you need to configure NAT and so
> like on that computer for the LAN.
> I don't want to use the ethernet one, because I already have a
> standalone server, and I'm quite faimiliar with FreeBSD NAT & DHCP &
> router configuration, but configuring ethernet ADSL modem is new to me.
> I still need the server to connect wireless computers in the LAN, which
> ethernet ADSL modem cannot do it directly. So I think I need a PCI ADSL
> modem.
> The problem is, I wish to buy a FreeBSD compatible PCI ADSL modem, but
> looking into the hardware note
> ( I didn't find
> any ADSL PCI card. Do FreeBSD support any PCI ADSL Card?
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