On Sat, Sep 11, 2004 at 07:24:53AM -0700, Austin Isler wrote: > Mike Burger wrote: > >Yeah, and the modem (which is actually a router/firewall) stored the > >authentication information. The modem is doing the PPPoE authentication > >for him. > > > >Net result...PPPoE and authentication is still required, it's just not > >happening on the PC end. > Listen, I have Verizon DSL and I have no authentication. I never put any > info into my router either. The router asked me if I needed a login, I > chose NO. Here I am today connected to the net. Verizon offers both PPPoE and simple DHCP connectivity. It depends on whether you are in former Bell Atlantic or former GTE territory. I have DHCP connectivity, but other VOL users have PPPoE. It's a complex mess. -- G.Wolfe Woodbury `- -' RHCT U The Line Eater is a boojum!