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Topic # 57034 31-Jan-2010 23:18
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Hi

I am looking at buying a Draytek modem.. and connecting to my airport extreme..

Reason is.. I am lead to believe if I do teh PPPoa to PPPoE bridging.. I will get a faster internet connection...

Is this true?

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  Reply # 295038 31-Jan-2010 23:33
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Depends, what modem are you using currently?



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  Reply # 295089 1-Feb-2010 08:43
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I will buy a Draytek modem either way...
But, will it be faster in Bridge mode.. rather than in normal Modem/Router mode?

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  Reply # 295095 1-Feb-2010 09:16
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I doubt there will be any difference, as far as the connection speed goes its all the same modem, so no difference there.

So your only real issue is the speed or performance of the internal NAT router as opposed to an external one, and with a 20Mb/s ADSL connection I dont think any router made in the last few years is stressed on this. If you are seeding hundreds of P2P connections then maybe, but unlikely.

Of course if you decide to just use a single PC and no NAT router and just use the modem as a modem and do PPPoE from your PC then there will be a millisec of two advantage as you will have no NAT router in the chain, but on a ADSL circuit I doubt you will see much advantage.

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  Reply # 300984 22-Feb-2010 13:38
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Its pointless to do something complicated to get a minimal advantage, so you would have to be sure that NAT is causing some problems. Does your ner router get unstable whenever you use P2P? If not then go with the standard NAT router because there are big advantages for security. That might crate a double NAT if your airport has NAT functions, but thats something to configure on your airport instead of your modem.

If you are having speed problems, check what is the ADSL datarate and ask your ISP if there are any problems with your phone line causing the slow speed. And of course you can test the filters on all your phones if the ADSL datarate is slow.




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