[lug] Re: Qwest Basic service w/ single static IP (Calvin Dodge)

Lee Woodworth blug-mail at duboulder.com
Thu Sep 15 01:20:24 MDT 2005

Matt James wrote:
> 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?
> I have IPcop setup in bridged mode with my Actiontec modem.  I am using
> Qwest Internet basic with a single static IP.  I needed to have my
> static IP assigned to the IPcop box so I could do VPN stuff.  The
> documentation for all of this is extreemly lacking and what is there is
> rather misleading.  oh - BTW - qwest knows nothing about putting the
> actiontech in RFC1483 bridged mode.  They do not have to be involved
> and it's best to not even call them becuase you'll just waste your
> time.  
The tech support don't know much about their own modem, thats for sure.

> 2) If we can't bridge w/o qwest's cooperation, are there
>     any DSL modem+router combos where you really can use
>     the wan interface for hosting inet services?
> Again - I use IPcop (www.ipcop.org) - it works great.
> 3) Does qwest use bridged mode when you get a block of
>     ips vs a single one?
> Not real sure how they do that.  
> I have made some of my own documentation on how to get the Actiontech
> into bridged mode using PPPoE for auth.  Let me know if you would like
> a copy.   I'm also working on documenting my VPN adventures with this
> thing if anyone is interested in those as well.
It would be greatly appreciated. Can you post it to the list?

> Good luck.
> Matt
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