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Old 10-03-2015, 10:22 PM   #1
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Location: Central France
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Configure router/modem as a stand-by for the ISP,s box.

Where I live in Central France we get frequent thunderstorms. The last one took out the ISP's box and I was without phone and internet for a week while they replaced it. I have a modem/router which I thought of using as a temporary replacement but when I tried to configure it it asked questions like "VPI/VCI","registrar address" etc., which I couldn't answer. The ISP refused to provide the info.
Has anyone done this before? Is it possible? It must be, else how can the makers sell their modems?

Old 10-04-2015, 05:26 AM   #2
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My parents have an ADSL connection with France Telecom/orange/wanadoo/whatever it is called now. The vpi/vci is 8/35 for France. For encapsulation both PPPoA VC-MUX and PPPoE seem to work. You will need a login name and password from the ISP though, the username may start with "fti/".

My parents have also lost 3 or 4 routers to lightning over the years


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