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Standard User Hellish
(regular) Sat 24-Sep-11 20:50:55
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Which modem for tomato, has to have PPPoE to PPPoA bridging


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I have just bought a ASUS-N16 and have stuck tomato on it. I want to avoid double NAT so I have seen the Draytek Vigor 120 which does PPPoA to PPPoE bridiging. This would be the modem I would buy straight away, except it doesnt have the broadcom chipset in it. I want broadcom as my exchange is broadcom.

So does anyone know of an ADSL 2+ modem with broadcom chipset that supports PPPoA to PPPoE bridging?

Many thanks.
Standard User uno
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 24-Sep-11 21:56:44
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Re: Which modem for tomato, has to have PPPoE to PPPoA bridg


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Get one of the basic Speedtouch 546 routers. You can change the config to do what you want and takes no more than 5-10 minutes.

Edit: or alternatively, if you can get a small block of 4 IP addresses from your ISP, do real routing instead of PPPoE which would be much better and the Tomato box would still have its own IP without needing NAT between the router/modem.

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Edited by uno (Sat 24-Sep-11 21:58:11)

Standard User Hellish
(regular) Sat 24-Sep-11 23:20:49
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Re: Which modem for tomato, has to have PPPoE to PPPoA bridg


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My ISP is Sky llu. Would they even offer 4 IP addresses?

I have a netgear DG834N with dgteam firmware on it. This is great as it allows me to tweak my SNR, which im not sure if the speedtouch would allow for.

With the block of 4 IP addresses would it be possible to reuse the DG834N in modem mode with tomoato, saving me buying a new modem.


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Standard User uno
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 24-Sep-11 23:21:49
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Re: Which modem for tomato, has to have PPPoE to PPPoA bridg


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I dont think they do/will.

Going back to the Speedtouch 546, that can just act as the modem and your other device would do the PPP part.

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Standard User Hellish
(regular) Sat 24-Sep-11 23:40:21
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So before I pull the trigger on the Speedtouch 546 http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/Shop/ShopDetail.asp?...

It does do PPPoA to PPPoE. I do not want double NAT, as this can cause problems with voip ive heard.

My IP address is dynamic. Will this cause problems if I ever loose connection and get a new IP address?

Many thanks.

Edited by Hellish (Sat 24-Sep-11 23:45:50)

Standard User uno
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 24-Sep-11 23:54:31
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Yes, that will work fine.

This guide should help too.. http://www.roysindre.no/a/2010/11/30/speedtouch-bridge/

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Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Mon 26-Sep-11 09:09:26
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Re: Which modem for tomato, has to have PPPoE to PPPoA bridg


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My ISP is Sky llu.


they don't do PPPoA, do they ?

and do you have the login particulars in any case.

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Edited by yarwell (Mon 26-Sep-11 09:11:43)

Standard User Oliver341
(knowledge is power) Mon 26-Sep-11 12:16:54
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In reply to a post by yarwell:
My ISP is Sky llu.

they don't do PPPoA, do they ?

They do PPPoA and MER.

Oliver.
Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Wed 28-Sep-11 10:29:55
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What's MER ?

looking at Sky LLU the other day it wasn't PPPoA it was IPoE or something (I forget) on an oddball VP,VC combination.

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Standard User Oliver341
(knowledge is power) Wed 28-Sep-11 18:18:39
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In reply to a post by yarwell:
What's MER ?

looking at Sky LLU the other day it wasn't PPPoA it was IPoE or something (I forget) on an oddball VP,VC combination.

It's MAC Encapsulated Routing, a variation of Ethernet over ATM I think. VPI/VCI is 0/40 when on Sky's MER network.

Interesting information on the topic: http://billion.uk.com/esupport/index.php?/Knowledgeb...

Oliver.

Edited by Oliver341 (Wed 28-Sep-11 19:02:14)

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