DSL modem recommendation

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at toybox.placo.com
Thu Feb 24 07:17:06 GMT 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Mikkel C.
> Simonsen
> Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2005 3:56 PM
> To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: DSL modem recommendation
> freebsd-questions-request at freebsd.org skrev:
> > Another argument is that if you have no need to run a server,
> > USB means you have to waste CPU on translation.  Of course the
> > counter to that is that with a modem/router, you can't get a
> > public IP address.
> Of course you can get a public IP address. The standard ADSL equipment
> here (Denmark) is a Siemens modem. You connect the modem to your
> computer over Ethernet, and get a public IP using DHCP...

Only if the Siemens modem is in bridged mode, and most DSL providers
ship these devices in routed mode, not in bridged mode.  If Network
Translation (NAT) is turned on, which it is by default when these devices
are in routed mode, then the IP address you get is a private address
handed out
by the Siemens modem, something like a 192.168.1.x number.


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