I just switched to a DSL602E router
Everything's fine now, but I couldn't find any information on how to configure it. My broadmax was losing sync regularly ever since I moved. So, when they had these small units (4.5"x4.5"x1.5") on sale at Fry's, I got one.
It doesn't auto-configure, but it will scan the line. In our case it detects pppoe + dhcp. Select dhcp or bridge. dhcp mode will use up an IP address, but it allows you to use the firewall features. I set bridge mode, but I spent a couple hours trying other things, because the connection status said:
They just don't consider bridging as being connected, but it has connectivity on the LAN side.
I turned of NAT, Firewall, and DHCP, because I already have firewall/router. I also prefer my wireless to be a separate unit. I just needed something small, cheap, and reliable. So far, so good.
P.S. The User Guide is a little weak to use all the features if you haven't configured a router before, but that's normal, I think.
Santa Rosa, CA
I'm not particularly familiar with that modem, but what you describe sounds like the right settings. A static setup might be some to try (most folks are dynamically-assigned these days), but the PPPoE and PPPoA options would certainly be incorrect.
It may be worth a shot to take a look into its advanced settings (under WAN specifically) to double-check that knows to use LLC encapsulation, VPI 0 and VCI 35. Either way, if you could send me your Sonic.net account name or DSL install number, I'll be happy to look into this from our end (in case it's simply a matter of the modem not being able to sync on a bad line or something of that nature).
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