Easier internet configuration

Andrew Zajac arzajac at gmail.com
Sun Apr 2 04:35:37 BST 2006

On 4/1/06, John Richard Moser <nigelenki at comcast.net> wrote:
> Aside from this, most DSL modems either have a router built-in and get
> configured to set up the PPPoE pipe themselves; or hook up to a Linksys
> router et al which does PPPoE.  People with one computer and a
> straight-out DSL modem are the only ones that really wind up needing
> host-based PPPoE; cable modems do flat DHCP.
> In short, it's a very unlikely case.
> Here in Quebec, Canada, the largest ADSL provider only provides DSL modems
to which you connect through pppoe.  Additionally, when I was an ADSL
customer, you were not able to obtain their service without renting their
modem.  I think the number of people in Quebec who connect to the net using
pppoe without any router number in the thousands if not hundreds of
thousands.  Most people I know who use that service do not use a router.

To be honest, I though NetworkManager did pppoe for you...
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