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PPPOe vs. LAC


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#1 gunwitch

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 06:57 PM

this is a question that keeps flying around my head.

what is the difference between a PPPoE connection and a Local Area Connection. when i first set up my DSl modem/router, i was using the LAC and as of a few months ago, i can only get a PPPoE connection. i'm using a SpeedStream 4100 modem with a Netgear WGR614 v7 router, with a XBOX 360 connected as well.

any help would be cool.

bests,

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Edited by hamluis, 16 October 2010 - 10:56 AM.
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 06:05 PM

PPPoe stands for point to point protocol over ethernet. Wthe PPPoe you more than likely have to enter a username and password to establish a conection with the DSL server at the main office. While if you are using a connect that is just you Local Area Connection you are simply connecting accross your LAN with no need to contact the server first. So using the LAN is always on while the PPPoe requires user input to work (it probably also times out if your not using it continuously)
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Posted 20 October 2010 - 12:00 PM

PPPoe stands for point to point protocol over ethernet. Wthe PPPoe you more than likely have to enter a username and password to establish a conection with the DSL server at the main office. While if you are using a connect that is just you Local Area Connection you are simply connecting accross your LAN with no need to contact the server first. So using the LAN is always on while the PPPoe requires user input to work (it probably also times out if your not using it continuously)


thanks much...sorry bout not posting in the correct forum. is there a speed difference between the two?

thanks again

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 12:14 PM


PPPoe stands for point to point protocol over ethernet. Wthe PPPoe you more than likely have to enter a username and password to establish a conection with the DSL server at the main office. While if you are using a connect that is just you Local Area Connection you are simply connecting accross your LAN with no need to contact the server first. So using the LAN is always on while the PPPoe requires user input to work (it probably also times out if your not using it continuously)


thanks much...sorry bout not posting in the correct forum. is there a speed difference between the two?

thanks again


No, there shouldn't be.

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 12:45 PM



PPPoe stands for point to point protocol over ethernet. Wthe PPPoe you more than likely have to enter a username and password to establish a conection with the DSL server at the main office. While if you are using a connect that is just you Local Area Connection you are simply connecting accross your LAN with no need to contact the server first. So using the LAN is always on while the PPPoe requires user input to work (it probably also times out if your not using it continuously)


thanks much...sorry bout not posting in the correct forum. is there a speed difference between the two?

thanks again


No, there shouldn't be.



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