Connecting to L2TP

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Tue Feb 26 17:13:27 UTC 2008

On 26/02/2008, Karl Auer <kauer at> wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-02-26 at 17:16 +0200, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> > Next week I'm converting another Windows XP box to Ubuntu.
> > What program can connect to a cable modem and dial? She has this information:
>  > 1) host name
>  > 2) user name
>  > 3) password
>  > 4) L2TP
> Don't get a cable modem, get a cable router. That way she can connect
>  via standard ethernet and needs no special software at all on the PC. It
>  has the added advantage of supporting multiple PCs on the one cable
>  link.

She did not purchase the modem, it is supplied by the ISP. And she has
no other computers at home, nor will there be any. I had floated the
idea of buying a router (like I have at home), but that is out of the
question.  Don't make me go into why.

>  What do you mean "dial"? Cable is always on...

Just like I say. She needs login information to access the Internet.
Maybe someone with more technical insight can explain why.

Dotan Cohen

A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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