Barry Freshwater barryf at
Tue Jan 21 10:36:04 GMT 2003

Thanks Aled it all seems a lot clearer now.

Appreciate your help


On Tue, 21 Jan 2003 at 01:09 Aled Morris wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Jan 2003, Barry Freshwater wrote:
> >FreeBSD/W95 PPPoE <-> router <-> PPPoA ISP
> >
> >Is my interpretation of how this works correct? or is it the only way
> >you can connect to these services is by using the Speedtouch USB modem
> >and the pppoa port as stated in the handbook.
> Not in the UK - we don't use PPPoE (yet)  It is actually a little easier:
> FreeBSD/W95 Ethernet <--> NAT router <--> PPPoA ISP
> i.e. you have a regular Ethernet IP network on the "inside" and the router
> performs NAT to the ADSL network.  No PPPoE needed.
> This is assuming you have the typical home-user ADSL service with one IP
> address assigned from the network as part of the automatic PPP
> negotiation.
> One of my favourite routers for this job is the Netgear DG814 (around
> £120) but there are plenty to choose from.
> >If you can use a router is it very difficult to set up?
> Not at all.  There are very few parameters and most routers have a simple
> menu system with most parameters automatically set.
> Aled
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