On Fri, Oct 24, 2003 at 02:43:38PM +0100, Vince Hoffman wrote: > > > > On Fri, Oct 10, 2003 at 11:29:08PM +0930, Ian Moore wrote: > > > What's the best way then to connect it to the ADSL line? > > > > I feel its best to have a hardware modum that also knows how to build up > > the connection. I've set my ADSL modum up so that it builds the > > connection and then route the packets to my gateway computer. > > > > > Or can we use a USB connection instead - are there FBSD drivers for ADSL > > > modems? I can't see any in the supported hardware list. > > > > I wound't go for a USB connection. > > > > Can you or anyone on the list recoment a good, supported ADSL modem as i > will be getting adsl with a static IP which i want assigned to my freebsd > firewall not a adsl router.
Assuming you planing your modum to build up the connection (i.e. you turn it on and you have a internet connection.), then it doesn't matter if FreeBSD support it or not. What you looking for is a modum that has a IP connection for your intranet and a connetion for your intranet (line input). I have the cheap ALCATEL which could be converted to the more expencive version. I started out calling in with a PPTP client, but switch because the line kept dropped. Then I let the modum have the public IP, turned on nat on the modum and let it build up the connection. Recently I switch this off nat (because of slot limitations) and used a routing option istead. My gateway doesn't have a clue about how to build up the connection it just uses it and it talk normal IP protocol, not PPTP. What you are looking for in a ADSL modum is: (in short) - line in connection to the internet - IP connection to your intranet (local LAN) - Ability to build the connection it self (inclinding convertion PPP to PPTP or any other protocol that requered) - Abilty to route packets though - Its not a must, but it would be nice to have a nat option on it, just as a backup. P.S. Please cut unrelated text out!! -- Alex Articles based on solutions that I use: http://www.kruijff.org/alex/index.php?dir=docs/FreeBSD/ _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"