MLPPP : The primary goal is to enable users to bond multiple DSL connections using MultiLink PPP (MLPPP). MLPPP can also be established as a SingleLink (SLPPP).
Due to the strong demand for the service, here is information regarding the service.PLEASE READ EVERYTHING, IF WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR ISN'T HERE OR YOU HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS, PLEASE POST & ASK YOUR QUESTIONS
•A service charge of $4.00/mo. is applicable to use MLPPP.
•MLPPP is available with the choice of a Dynamic IP or Static IP. (No additional charge for Static IP)
•To use MLPPP on 2 lines you do need to have 2 DSL services (2 modems, 2 DSL service, etc.)
• Any dsl compatible modem will do, makes & model shouldn't matter. Any modem that was initially made specifically for Telus will not work. Nortel modems will not work.
• Please be aware that if your new MLPPP setup requires re-routing within your home wiring, it is your responsibilty to do the work yourself. If 2 jacks are needed for dual link you may need to do this yourself.
• If you choose Bell or a private contractor to do the internal wiring you are responsible
to cover the cost of the work performed within your home. You can get a video on how to wire a telephone jack here
Here is a useful FAQ:
Q: I already have a static IP, what do I need to do?
A: All you need to do is call in and request a new MLPPP login. That's it! Your current monthly rate will not change.
Q: I don't have a Static IP, what do I need to do?
A: You must sign up for the MLPPP service for an additional MLPPP Access charge of $4.00/mo. This will provide you with your MLPPP login and service.
Alternatively, you can sign up for a Static IP (also $4/mo) which includes the MLPPP service free of charge (see above).
Having a static IP also gives you "bin files" access to Newsgroups. Check here
for more details on Newsgroups.
Q: I do not want or need MLPPP, what do I need to do?
A: Absolutely nothing, your service will continue as usual at your current monthly rate.
Q: Why is TekSavvy charging for MLPPP?
A: This equipment is much more expensive and requires additional funding. Additonnaly TekSavvy will be officially supporting MLPPP.
Q: How do I use MLPPP/SLPPP?
A: The way the service functions requires a MLPPP capable router or by enabling the Windows
Multi-link option. (see Q:7 for additional ways)
Q: Which MLPPP capable router should I use?
A: Several routers are capable of doing MLPPP, but the firmware/settings in the Router is really what makes MLPPP work.
You may need to get a firmware that allows you to use MLPPP. (It is important that you understand that if you are changing the firmware of your router, you are doing this at your own risk
-----Here a a few firmwares that support MLPPP-----Tomato/MLPPP
: Note that Tomato/MLPPP & the Standard Tomato
Firmware look alike but only Tomato/MLPPP will support MLPPP.
A list of routers that support Tomato/MLPPP can be found in NOTES here
to know how to install Tomato/MLPPP Firmware
Here is a how to video
(find out if your router supports DD-WRT first)
Documentation found here
Steps to setup MLPPP on DD-WRT found here
. As a side note, it seems to only work on Single Link (could change)
Q: Are there other ways of using MLPPP then with a router?
A: Yes, several other ways, for example these.
These are considered advanced ways & will not be help by TekSavvy on how to setup.ZeroShell/MLPPPLinux/MLPPP
, more info in guide hereCisco routersFreeBSDDebianVirtualbox (SLPPP)
Q: Can I use a Premium service & a Unlimited service for dual link?
A: We require you to have the identical service for both lines. (If you have 2 Premium services we will combine the bandwidth for a total of 400GB)
Q: How much will all of this cost me?
A: It depends on several options.
Ask these questions first.
• Do I want DSL on a Land line or a Dryloop?
• Do I want 1 line or 2 lines?
• Do I have 2 modems or will I need to buy them?
Here are possible options to pick from, keep in mind that prices will differ depending on the price of the Land line & Dryloop service.
1 Land line + DSL + MLPPP
1 Dryloop + DSL + MLPPP
1 Land line + 1 Dryloop + 2 DSL + MLPPP
2 Dryloop + 2 DSL + MLPPP
Keep in mind that MLPPP will work on a maximum of 8 DSL lines.
Land line service price checker found here
Dryloop price may depend, find out how much it would cost you here
Hope this will help answer questions people may have.
Please feel free to post comments, additionnal info, updates.
LAST EDIT TIME STAMP : 21/01/2010 17:15 EST.