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If you got an Alcatel 1000 from Ameritech, your are most certainly on PPPoA. The VCI/VPI settings for the Alcatel set the ATM port active and disable the Ethernet port. You must use the Efficient 3010 ATM NIC provided to connect to the modem's ATM port, and use PPPoA as the connection agent.

If you want to use a SOHO router like the Linksys or Netgear units, for example, you need to have your account reprovisioned to PPPoE and get a different modem. There are some routers which combine the modem function with the router and will work on PPPoA, but they are considerably more expensive than the usual SOHO routers.

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by RadioDoc See Profile edited by lev See Profile
last modified: 2005-06-14 20:07:05