[arch-general] wvdial and ppp configuration
fons at linuxaudio.org
Sat Sep 10 19:36:26 EDT 2011
On Sun, Sep 11, 2011 at 06:17:01AM +0800, Ray Rashif wrote:
> On 11 September 2011 06:12, Fons Adriaensen <fons at linuxaudio.org> wrote:
> > On Sun, Sep 11, 2011 at 12:56:08AM +0300, cantabile wrote:
> >> This thread is relevant:
> >> http://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/arch-general/2010-June/014388.html
> > Yes and no.
> > Early ADSL modems (such as the green Alcatel flat fish shaped one,
> > I still have it) required you to set up a ppp connection on top
> > of the ATM based link they provided. Today's ADSL modems provide
> > a network interface directly and don't need require the user's
> > system to use ppp.
> Ahh, now I see what you're getting at.
OTOH, even if the chip in this modem provides such an
interface, that does not imply that Vodafone's servers
are able to use it - maybe they only accept ppp.
It would be interesting to find out what the Windoze
drivers are using.
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