[clue] What DSL modem(s) do people use?
charles.d.burton at gmail.com
Thu Jul 30 09:05:53 MDT 2015
I just take whatever modem they offer and put it in bridge mode then enter
the PPPoE information in something like DD-WRT or in my case IpFire. This
effectively makes the Centurylink provided modem a dumb bridge that just
handles the signal conversion and gives me complete control over the
On Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 3:45 PM, Quentin Hartman <qhartman at gmail.com> wrote:
> Another nice quickie overview:
> On Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 3:43 PM, Quentin Hartman <qhartman at gmail.com>
>> You will have a hard time finding a DSL modem that will do all that in a
>> reasonable way. The way that DSL has fractured into several different
>> mostly-the-same-but-incompatible flavors, there is often only one (or very
>> few) that will work in a given place.
>> Your best bet is to probably just setup general port forwarding to
>> another box that handles the features you want.
>> Since you're currently using a Cisco 678, I believe your service is
>> compatible with the Sangoma S519. I own one that I've never used because I
>> bought it prior to moving into a market where it doesn't work. I'd be happy
>> to sell it if you want to experiment with that sort of solution. In short,
>> it creates an imaginary ethernet port on your system that is bridged to
>> ADSL internally on the card. I used the S518 for a long time when I lived
>> in Oregon and it worked great. More info:
>> On Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 3:16 PM, Michael J. Hammel <
>> mjhammel at graphics-muse.org> wrote:
>>> On Wed, 2015-07-29 at 14:36 -0600, Bruce Ediger wrote:
>>> > I'm interested in having control over NAT, as I have a web server, SSH
>>> > server and SMTP server running. I might want to have the modem just
>>> > bridge everything over to a computer with 2 ethernets and do my own
>>> > NAT and firewalling. Also, I'd like to switch off any LAN-side DHCP
>>> > and DHS, handling all that myself.
>>> > If one can't get a DSL modem to do that sort of thing, what are my
>>> I imagine just plugging the modem into any decent router. I have a
>>> Buffalo that runs DD-WRT (from the factory) that can pretty much do all
>>> of what you're asking here. I have multiple routers, all running a
>>> version of DD-WRT.
>>> > Comcast SOHO service? What kind of modem/router does one get for
>>> > broadband?
>>> Plain ol' cable modem. They want you to use a DOCCSI 3.x modem. I had
>>> a perfectly good DOCCIS 2.x that they didn't like, sent me oodles of
>>> mail, email, text messages and voice mail saying I needed to upgrade "to
>>> get the best service possible". I finally did it, only to find no
>>> noticable change in service other than they now can probably track more
>>> of my activity than with the DOCCIS 2.x modem.
>>> Michael J. Hammel <mjhammel at graphics-muse.org>
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