Advice request: DSL modem

Matthew Law matt at
Thu Mar 11 11:52:35 UTC 2010


I use a Draytek Vigor 120 (I'm in the UK, but it most certainly will work
for you aswell).  This is a self-contained ADSL modem that presents a
PPPoE interface to your PC or server via a conventional RJ45 connector. 
It is painless and past firmware hiccups accepted, performs very well

I use it in preference to anything because it does not get you embroiled
in PCI device driver support and it doesn't NAT or otherwise screw with
the conenction - you get 'the internet' and nothing more.

The only downside is it is not cheap.  I think I paid around 50 GBP.

Best regards,


On Thu, March 11, 2010 10:42 am, Michael Doyle wrote:
> I am looking for advice regarding DSL Modems:
> I need to add a computer to our VPN which is implemented using the
> FreeBSD IPSEC protocols.
> So far, all our sites are connected using a wireless point-to-point
> link provided by our ISP that
> gives us fixed IP addresses with no NAT issues.
> Now I need to add a site with a DSL link. My ISP will give me a fixed
> IP address for this site
> but can anyone recommend a DSL modem (ADSL2) that will be easy to
> configure with this
> setup ? (The previous model I used successfully for this purpose is no
> longer available)

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