For those of you DSL users who don't have multiple IP addresses,
you can use the cable modem path through the site and probably get most of what
you need to know.
PPPoE: If you have a DSL
connection, chances are you'll need to wrestle with PPPoE as part of your
sharing setup process.
this page for more info.
PPPoA: You may be one of
the lucky few whose BSP uses this protocol. If you're also using a 3Com
Dual Link ADSL modem, then you'll definitely want to read
There are only a few routers that will
handle this protocol. The
2Wire 1500C & CW are two of them. [Thnx Eric!]
If you have a DSL modem
with a USB connection, you won't be able to use a separate hardware
router, and will have to use the software sharing method, or get a combination
for an explanation.
Draytek informed us that they are conducting trials with BellSouth
and that the trials are going well. It's possible that the
Vigor2200USB could be offered as on option with BellSouth ADSL
service that uses a USB ADSL modem.
Draytek's recently introduced
Vigor2200USB, slated to start shipments to European customers
in September, supports the Alcatel SpeedTouch USB ONLY. The
company is considering adding more DSL modems to the list, but has
no plans to offer the product in the US, but just for E.C.
residents only! If you'd like to try to change their opinion,
contact them at
If you have an
internal DSL modem, you won't be able to use a hardware router, and will have to
use the software sharing method. Reason is that the internal modem connects
to your computer directly and a hardware router needs to connect to a broadband
modem via an Ethernet connection.
Check the following links for more DSL info, too!
If you have other good DSL links, please
let us know and we'll post them.