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Old December 6th 18, 06:26 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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On Thu, 06 Dec 2018 16:26:55 GMT, Tim wrote:

The DSLAM is the equipment that places the DSL data onto the analog
subscriber phone line, and is located somewhere between the phone switch
and the subscriber. These days they are usually co-located on premise with
the telephone switch.

Yhey are migrating to the street cabinet here.
Old December 6th 18, 06:46 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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On Thu, 06 Dec 2018 16:26:55 GMT, Tim wrote:

mechanic wrote in news:e2qt8nor9swp

On Wed, 05 Dec 2018 14:40:58 -0500, nospam wrote:

in some cases, a router *does* directly connect to the internet.

By strict definition, a router receives a digital packet from one port, and
uses that packet's destination address info to select which other port to
sent it out of, thus 'routing' it to its destination.

Where port = router interface.

In addition, the incoming interface and the outgoing interface on the
router can be the same interface, although for performance reasons that
won't usually be the case. Also, routers don't forward traffic
unchanged. Every packet gets its source MAC rewritten to that of the
router's outgoing interface, and the destination MAC gets rewritten to
that of the next hop gateway. Source and destination IP addresses are
left unchanged, of course.

Interestingly, most routers have no idea how to get a packet to its
destination. What they do know, however, is how to get the packet one
step (hop) closer, so they punt it off in that direction. Every router
gets to decide the most appropriate next hop, and that decision may
change from one second to the next. Thus, two packets going from A to B
may not follow the same path.

Old December 6th 18, 08:52 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
Jonathan N. Little[_2_]
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Andy Burns wrote:
Char Jackson wrote:

Andy Burns wrote:

you'll need to add a new PPoE "dialler"

The PPPoE config should already be in the modem/router device, so by the
time the PC sees anything, it's plain old Ethernet. No need for PPPoE on
the PC.

Yeah, using a xDSL device as a modem or bridge device was/is pretty
rare, I shouldn't have believed the supplier's one-liner description.

Don't know about CenturyLink but when I had Verizon DSL they did not use
PPPoE but DHCP. You had to register the modem's MAC address to link your
connection to your account. Once registered is was a simple plug and
play. Same method for the cable company in this area.

Take care,


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