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 From:  Jonathan Marriott <jon at kiwiuk dot net>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] what ADSL router/modem?
 Date:  Wed, 03 Aug 2005 15:07:18 +0100
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Ebuyer do a stinkey cheap modem for £20 plus delivery that's meant to do
half bridge mode.


Chris Bagnall wrote:
>>>I'm in the market for an ADSL modem/router to connect to 
>>this baby - 
>>>there are so many out there, i'm just wandering what you 
>>all use - any 
>>>you'd recommend - and any you'd warn me to stay away from!
>>Alcatel SpeedTouch
> Not unless you've got a static IP or subnet. The good ones (ST510, ST530)
> will only work reliably with m0n0 in the UK in that scenario. I've never
> been able to get a SpeedTouch working reliably in half-bridge mode at all.
> (remember the UK is PPPoA not PPPoE*, so authentication needs to be done in
> the modem, not with m0n0)
> I assume from the original poster's email address he's in the UK, which
> means he'll have the joys of PPPoA to contend with. There are 2 ways to go
> about this:
> 1) If your ISP assigns you a static IP or a subnet, go for something cheap
> like a Dynamode R-ADSL-04 (scan.co.uk are a good source for them - circa
> £23). You'll be disabling most of the stuff on the modem/router anyway
> (since you'll want m0n0wall to do it instead), so there's no point spending
> more money than required. Alternatively, something like the Zoom X3 - circa
> £50 in PC World, probably cheaper online, is also a good option.
> 2) If your ISP assigns you a semi-dynamic IP by DHCP, then consider either
> the ADSLNation X-Modem CE or the Dlink DSL-300T. Both will work in PPP half
> bridge mode, but you'll have to make a small patch to m0n0 to force the
> gateway to be updated properly. There are many posts by myself and a couple
> of others in the mailing list archives about the patch required.
> (* yes, I know PPPoE sometimes works in the UK, but it seems to be hit and
> miss depending which exchange you're using)
> Regards,
> Chris

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