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Date:      Mon, 2 Jul 2007 15:43:13 +0100
From:      RW <fbsd06@mlists.homeunix.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: freebsd / gateway / parental control
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On Mon, 2 Jul 2007 14:33:50 +1000
Norberto Meijome <freebsd@meijome.net> wrote:

> :) i figured...but i asked just in the crazy chance that PPoE meant u
> could use any Ethernet capable device (like a NIC) to connect to DSL.
> Oh well, it'd been cool if true :D
>

If I were you I'd go with your original plan of putting your router into
bridged mode, but I'd also try what I suggested about using the normal
ethernet interface to access the other lan ports. That avoids the use
of a second NIC and allows the use of the router's other ports.

It has the additional advantage that you can put the router back into
NAT mode, which can be useful for troubleshooting networking
problems or if your FreeBSD machine has a fault. It's also useful if you
want to boot a live-cd with internet access.

The router will also allow you to switch to PPPoA, which makes it easy
to deal with support if your ISP uses it as its official means of
connection.



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