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Re: [SLUG] WinPoET / PPoE and DSL advice

On Fri, May 09, 2003 at 12:16:52AM +1000, Nick Kamenyitzky wrote:
> Rev Simon Rumble wrote:
> >
> >The modem should do this internally.
> >
> >Perhaps you should use a more Linux-friendly provider?
> >
> >
> I'm sorry but this isn't the case.  Only DSL modems that are routers 
> aswell do this internally.  If you just have a standard ethernet modem 
> then you will have to run some sort of pppoe over it (whether it is an 
> actual pc or a separate hardware router, doesn't matter) to connect to 
> telstra's DSL network. 

Actually TPG run in "bridged mode" which means you treat your ADSL
modem as a port on a (slow) hub.  No PPPoE required.