On Mon, 2007-07-02 at 12:44 -0400, Chuck Swiger wrote: > Norberto Meijome wrote: > > On Fri, 29 Jun 2007 22:46:10 +0200 > > Momchil Ivanov <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > >> 4) Forget about the DSL router. Box with wireless NIC, 1 NIC for home net, > >> 1 > >> NIC for the DSL > >> - same as above, just have to tell your box how to connect to your ISP > > > > ok, this is interesting. You mean, plug the phone line straight into, say, > > fxp1 ? and then using ppp to connect over PPoE to your ISP? > > > > I had originally thought of getting a DSL card , but there doesn't seem to > > be > > any ADSL2/2+ supported. > > A phone line is RJ11 and can be only a single pair; ethernet cables which go > into a fxp NIC are RJ45 and have four pairs. :-) If you wanted to connect > the phone line directly, you'd rightly need to get a DSL PCI card. > > However, you can connect a DSL modem into one side in bridge mode, and have > the output of the DSL modem connect to a FreeBSD machine via ethernet which > uses PPP to do the PPPoE/PPPoA negotiation, or you can use a "broadband > router/switch" to do that, instead. > > Regards,
In your part of the world, yes. I've encountered setups (iirc in Denmark?) where the telco terminates their line as an RJ-11 and an RJ-45. You can then plug into that either a router that talks PPPoE on an ethernet port, or directly into NIC in your computer and talk PPPoE there. This is where PPPoE clients like rp-pppoe and their ilk come into play. You can even do (rudimentary) sharing of the ADSL by plumbing it into a hub. Any other client connected to the hub can kick off a PPPoE session. Not many telcos do this these days I think..
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