[Debian-uk] UK DSL _modem_ recommendation

Mike Crowe mac at mcrowe.com
Fri Aug 16 20:35:07 BST 2013

On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 07:47:53PM +0100, Mike Crowe wrote:
>>It looks like many ADSL routers support bridge modes but from what I
>>can tell (and this is why I'm posting to debian-uk) these modes are
>>useless in the UK because we use PPPoA rather than PPPoE and unlike
>>the Vigor 120 they don't translate between the two.

On Friday 16 August 2013 at 10:56:56 +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> I've been using a wide variety of cheap and cheerful ADSL
> modem/routers in bridged mode for years, terminating the PPP session
> as PPPoE on my firewall/router box. I've never had any issues this
> way, and it means I can simply swap in a new ADSL modem with minimal
> setup as/when needed. My experience has been that consumer-level ADSL
> kit is cheap and nasty, even when you pay over the odds. So I'm happy
> to reduce my reliance on such devices to simple translation.

I configured a random router for RFC1483 bridged mode and my
connection just worked straight away with the existing PPPoE
configuration on my Linux box.

I also found
http://blog.farnz.org.uk/2010/02/on-pppoa-pppoe-atm-and-adsl.html to
be interesting reading.

Thanks to everyone who replied.


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