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wizkid6

join:2002-03-31
Opelika, AL

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[General] PTM and PPPoE

Has anybody tried a PTM modem with PPPoE login with ADSL?

If so, does it work? This assumes tha Uverse is available in the area.



wayjac
Premium,MVM
join:2001-12-22
Indy
kudos:1

The uverse modems that use ptm do not have a pppoe client
The uverse modems use a propriety method of authentication


cramer
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join:2007-04-10
Raleigh, NC
kudos:8

It varies among the ~dozen of modems they've used, but they do have pppoe support; AT&T's GUI won't show it to you.

dot1x isn't "proprietary" -- they just aren't giving anyone else any keys. And you'd still need the serial number from one of their blessed devices to logon anyway.

The real issue with the PTM gear is the lack of any ATM mode, or access to enable it. The only one I suspect has (had?) full functionality is the horrible moto NVG. It's not uncommon to only include one mode in the firmware to save space (and maybe cost.)



wizkid6

join:2002-03-31
Opelika, AL

said by cramer:

The only one I suspect has (had?) full functionality is the horrible moto NVG.

Unfortunately, that's the only one they send out now.


wayjac
Premium,MVM
join:2001-12-22
Indy
kudos:1
reply to cramer

said by cramer:

but they do have pppoe support; AT&T's GUI won't show it to you.

You have used the hidden pppoe client in the ptm modems?

said by cramer:

dot1x isn't "proprietary" --.

Ok I agree
said by cramer:

they just aren't giving anyone else any keys. And you'd still need the serial number from one of their blessed devices to logon anyway.--.

This makes it proprietary

The real issue with the PTM gear is the lack of any ATM mode, or access to enable it. The only one I suspect has (had?) full functionality is the horrible moto NVG. It's not uncommon to only include one mode in the firmware to save space (and maybe cost.)

cramer
Premium
join:2007-04-10
Raleigh, NC
kudos:8

said by cramer:

they just aren't giving anyone else any keys. And you'd still need the serial number from one of their blessed devices to logon anyway.--.

This makes it proprietary

Not knowing my username and password doesn't make my SSH server "proprietary".