directly connect to bt vdsl modem and create a dial up PPPoE session, to check speed
I went onto fibre broadband on Monday 15th April 2013, and I have complained about the speed I am experiencing. They have asked me to do a test where I connect directly to the bt vdsl modem, and not to the router. This is designed to see if there is a fault in the router. The router is a netgear DGND3700v2. I have had the router since November 2012. The ISP Eclipse.net only shows Windows and Mac ways to create a PPPoE dial up session, not linux. The linux distribution I am using in Linux Mint 14 Nadia. The netbook I am using is the Samsung NC10. I checked for similar threads, but none appear to exist. I also did a google search but that got results mostly about setting up a router that must use PPPoE protocol. I look forward to learning how to do this. In the mean time I am just going to see if I can learn about it by a little experiment-trial and error.