[plug] Linux Friendly Broadband ISP's

William Kenworthy billk at iinet.net.au
Mon Nov 22 16:01:04 WST 2010

oh, and as for the ppp session losing sync - to be more accurate, the
adsl sync/lock is very slow, so the rp-ppp session times out and then
goes for a full reconnect with a resultant discconect.  If the
interuption is short, rp-ppp doesnt see the loss and its transparent to
users.  With iinet, it used to get a new IP number when it happened,
though I think they have have fixed that and it tends to reuse the IP


On Mon, 2010-11-22 at 18:45 +1100, Daniel Pittman wrote:
> William Kenworthy <billk at iinet.net.au> writes:
> > I did the same, I bought it (outright) thinking ADSL2 sounds great - but
> > despite seemingly great numbers in the GUI for connection speed, I find my
> > old ADSL1 netgear DSL-300 faster and more reliable for actual throughput so
> > thats what I am using.
> You might find configuring the ADSL2 modem to use ADSL1 only improves
> reliability and/or performance to the same degree: sometimes the ADSL2 signal
> negotiates faster, but has more errors, so a slower connection is, well,
> faster in practice.
> > Add to that the fact that when someone rings into the PSTN, it disconnects
> > and doesnt resync fast enough to keep the PPP session up - not so good if
> > you use VoIP as well (and try redirecting a PSTN call over VoIP !!!)
> .....and that probably points to the source of your problems: something is
> really messed up in your cabling.  Check your line filters and, failing that,
> start to prod your ISP to get the line checked.
> You should have no (zero, nil, nada) interference between the voice and data
> parts of the ADSL service.  If you do there is something terribly wrong.
> (Also, it is not even remotely technically possible to "resync fast enough to
>  keep the PPP session up", since the PPP session runs over the emulated
>  Ethernet over the ATM connection - and when the ATM connection goes down so do
>  all those higher layers.)
> > In bridged mode the software wont let you at the GUI, so you have to reset
> > it to be able to access the config.  On the plus side it works with Linux,
> > but then I think most of the mainline items do these days as they are web
> > setup and ethernet connected - no OS specific software needed.
> *nod*
>      Daniel

William Kenworthy <billk at iinet.net.au>
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