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leibold
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join:2002-07-09
Sunnyvale, CA
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reply to robertc

Re: which DSL modems can be used

said by robertc:

it can be any modem that has DHCP and not PPPOE.

That statement makes no sense. DHCP is not and never has been an alternative to PPPoE. Even with PPPoE, a dynamic IP address is still being obtained using DHCP.

The only aspect of the statement that is correct is that you do not need PPPoE with Sonic.net (which is a good thing: less overhead). This can be an issue with some DSL modems that have custom firmware for a specific ISP where the user cannot change the configuration of the DSL modem (something to watch out for when buying used modems). With a retail DSL modem you will be able to turn off PPPoE.

The model number for the recommended modem is wrong too. It should be Pace 4111N.
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robertc
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join:2009-05-11
Pasadena, CA
What I meant to say was "capable of using DHCP without PPPOE"

Why does the Pace 411N modem have an ATT symbol on it?

klui

join:2001-11-08
Castro Valley, CA
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said by robertc:

Why does the Pace 411N modem have an ATT symbol on it?

You're looking at the wrong one.

»wiki.sonic.net/wiki/Pace_4111N

This one has Sonic-specific firmware.