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Re: [Other] Configurable Modems (Cable / DSL)
There aren't any "routing protocols" involved. PPPoE or DHCP is typically used to provide the IP address, netmask, and gateway. This isn't routing. What you want is a pure bridge device (DSL or cable.) However, even then, your (lame) ISP(s) may lock access to a specific MAC -- something US cable operators used to do until they grew a clue (can you say "significant administrative overhead") This is why many consumer routers have a "MAC Cloning" feature. (Cisco routers have always had this "feature"... you can set the MAC of an ethernet interface.)
The commercial, consumer grade modem will not communicate with the router allowing access to the WAN because the routing protocols are different.