But then having read this page: http://freeola.com/support/connections-adsl-voyager-...
... it describes PPPoA user/pass, DHCP and LAN settings, which would be functions of a router.
Sadly, that page is absolutely incorrect - THERE ARE NO END USER SETTINGS available in the GUI, (which is available @ 192.168.0.1).
The GUI allows you to check the line stats, check the connection status or upload new firmware.
THERE ARE NO END USER settings for VCI or VPI. If there was, I'd probably still be using an unmodified BT Voyager 190 with my O2 service. Prior to switching my ASDL service to O2, I used a BT Voyager 190 with Plusnet.
Another Myth: The modem is NOT LOCKED to AOL, but the GUI does have AOL branding.
The modem is locked in a similar fashion to the Huawei HG612 - it's the ADSL equivalent - the forerunner to the HG612.
Whilst other ISPs were offering U
uitable for B
roadband products, AOL were ahead of the competition, offering a no nonsense, driver free, OS independent solution - the BT Voyager 190! Unfortunately, their service wasn't to everyones' taste.
I would have been interested to see what lay behind the impenetrable GUI, but the only hack that I found (out in the wild) loads another vendors firmware onto the modem, thus changing it from 'modem only' functionality to 'router' functionality - it can still be configured as a modem.
A Project for the mighty AsboKid perhaps?
On further thought, the OP could buy a HG612, flash the unlocked firmware onto it (Thanks AsboKid!) and use it as an ADSL modem.
I've used an unlocked HG612 with my O2 service (...patiently waiting for FTTC). Caveat: it doesn't do Annex M.