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Topic # 30110 29-Jan-2009 09:10
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Hi looking at swapping from TelstraClear to Telecom.

Currently I have a linksys wrt54g running dd-wrt.  And with TCL this is the primary router/firewall for the house.

With Telecom they have th Thomson ADSL modem, and ADSL Wireless modem.

Can I make one of these modems into just a modem, no dhcp, no firewall, so that I can continue to use the linksys?  Mainly I;m thinking of port forwards, I only want to set up the forwarding on the linksys and make the adsl modem as a passthru.

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  Reply # 192821 29-Jan-2009 22:39
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Just give the wan of the wrt a static and set that as the DMZ on the adsl router.

because of telecoms decision to use PPPoA there are stuff all devices that will deliver the real IP on ethernet, and those that do use nasty DHCP hacks to work.

You may have more luck on orcon or red since there have being hints that they support PPPoE as well, but I have never tested it since my sister is just using the dirty, pre-loved router that orcon sent her and has no laptop or ipod or DS etc to use wifi at the moment so doesnt have one there.


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