[lug] Qwest Basic service w/ single static IP

D. Stimits stimits at comcast.net
Wed Sep 14 16:57:59 MDT 2005

>> 1) We have only one static ip, the link is using PPPoA.
>>    Are there devices (e.g. a straight dsl modem) that we
>>    can use to get a bridged connection instead of a routed
>>    one? If so does qwest have to be involved in making it
>>    a bridged connection?
> Yes and yes.  I've never heard of anyone getting a bridged connection. 
> Maybe with a business account that costs enough.

If it's cable, the Motorola does bridging...I use that now to avoid 
wasting an IP on the cable modem. I'm using the Surfboard 4200, which is 
a bit outdated. It's been a very nice and flexible/reliable cable modem, 
and if I were to go DSL instead, I'd be tempted to check up on Motorola 
products. This is also on Comcast (was AT&T), and from what I've heard 
the hardware that is acceptable varies widely with supplier of the 
cable/DSL, so maybe even if Motorola makes a product for DSL that does 
all you want, it's possible that Qwest would not work with it.

D. Stimits, stimits AT comcast DOT net

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