[kwlug-disc] PPPoE

Chris Frey cdfrey at foursquare.net
Fri Oct 15 14:57:03 EDT 2010

On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 02:04:26PM -0400, Brian Nickle wrote:
> I just got setup with teksavvy DSL about a week ago and the speedstream
> modem I bought from them handels the ppoe for me.  I think I might have had
> to switch it from bridged mode into router mode to get it to work.

If you let the modem do the PPPoE for you, then you'll likely have
issues if you ever need to do port forwarding.  i.e. the modem now
becomes your internet-facing IP, and not your router.  I think the
router functionality in modems is usually less robust than something
like a Linksys.

- Chris

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