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Old 03-12-2004, 07:39 PM   #1
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DSL modem help!

I am about to buy a dsl connection but i am a bit confused bout what modem should i buy.

I know that 2 have my dsl modem run 100% under linux it must use ethernet connection.Also the modem must dsl router.

Should it be PPPoATM or PPPoEthernet? What's the difference?

Please help a bit quick i am goin' to buy it on Monday!
Old 03-13-2004, 01:50 AM   #2
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I don't know about Greece, but here in the US, when you sign up for DSL, the company will send you the modem you will need to work with their DSL service. So you don't have to buy any special equipment up front - it is provided to you as part of the service. Whether or not that happens in Greece, I have no idea at all. You should definitely ask your DSL company about this, it may save you some money. -- J.W.
Old 03-13-2004, 02:09 AM   #3
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Thanks J.W. !
Greek communication company (OTE) offers me a couple of modems but i don't really trust them that much. Especially when it comes to linux i think they don't know much. That's why i am asking 2 be sure!


PPPoATM or PPPoE? Can i work with both of these with linux? If yes is it up 2 my provider 2 choose ?


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