Subject: Re: USB ADSL modems
To: None <,>
From: Thomas Michael Wanka <>
List: tech-net
Date: 06/22/2000 16:21:06
On 22 Jun 2000, at 11:22, Roger Brooks wrote:

> The USB-terminated service uses an Alcatel USB ATM modem (provided by
> BT)
> and runs PPPoA.  There's some information about the modem on the Alcatel
> web site.  It's a strange-looking thing (a bit like the mini-sub from
> "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea").  Allegedly someone is working on
> a Linux driver, but is there a chance it might Just Work with the NetBSD
> umodem driver?  Also, does NetBSD have support for PPPoA?
> BT say that only W98SE and W2000 are supported.  I don't posess either
> of
> these pieces of shit, and have no intention of ever buying them, so I'll
> wait at least until it's known to work under Linux (and maybe the price
> has dropped a bit)

in Germany ADSL works AFAIK with a network card and uses PPP over 
Ethernet. It should be the same here in Austria. Linux is reported to run just 
fine with their PPPoE implementation, I do not know if NetBSD currently 
supports it.