[ILUG] DSL modems and linux.
ewan at skynet.ie
Mon Nov 13 09:58:28 GMT 2006
You can use a blackbox DSL modem, and get it to forward the raw PPP frames
to your linux box, and terminate the connection there. The Zyxel box I got
from Esat/BT allows this, I just haven't bothered doing it.
Ewan Oughton B.Sc. Comp Sys
DB / AnonFTP / Orac Root Admin SkyNet
On Mon, 13 Nov 2006, Tom Byrne wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> I was reading on another list about DSL router recommendations, and
> there was a consensus that it was a good idea to use a DSL modem from
> a supported OS platform, and what better platform for the job than
> I was researching what linux supported DSL modems are available, and
> conexant seems to be the popular choice. There is a binary driver for
> 2.4 and 2.6 kernels, but only for 32bit linux. The guide I'm using is
> The guide seems to talk about requiring ATM support, and PPP over ATM.
> Does anyone here know if this is applicable to the Irish/Eircom setup
> of PPPoE? or is that a PPPoA specific requirement?
> Does anyone else know of alternate chipset DSL modem cards that are
> available in Ireland, I'd really like not to be a stuck in the mud and
> run 32 bit linux on a 64 bit machine.
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