IriDeck wrote:Jinkies, Trip.
If they don't use PPPoE, what do they use for the signal conversion? My Westell DSL modem doesn't play nicely with my Linksys wireless router, so I just put the DSL modem in IP passthrough mode (since it only has one port anyway) and use the wireless router for the PPPoE connection and DHCP.
The still technically use PPPoE, but the new modems must use a default login that grants access. I know this because you can actually get internet access without (or before) you create your Verizon account. However, once your account is created, you COULD use an old modem which is just a converter, and use PPPoE on the router.
The worst thing about calling Verizon was they wanted to know my computer's IP address, which comes from the router of course, but was static. The guy suddenly went into the "WE DO NOT ALLOW YOU TO USE A STATIC IP" even though he should know that his own modem provides a private address. I have to stop myself from saying "LOOK BUDDY, I'VE BEEN IN A HIGHER POSITION THAN YOU! YOU KNOW THAT GUY YOU CALL WHEN YOU
CAN'T FIGURE SHIT OUT? I'M THAT GUY'S
DUDE HE CALLS WHEN HE
CAN'T FIGURE SHIT OUT!"
lol. btw I've previously worked in network operations (NOC) for ISPs and have detailed experience with routers, dhcp servers, radius servers, telco and all that other BS.
oh and I also got to use the Carnivore system back in teh day. That thing ruled. No email or traffic was safe from our prying eyes!