vdsl and linksys(tomato)

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by digitalgeek, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. digitalgeek

    digitalgeek Network Guru Member

    Does any one know if the PPPoE connection in tomato supports VDSL?

    I have a linksys router attached to an Expressvu box using "VDSL"...

    I have to connect the ethernet out of the expressvu to a lan port, not the wan port on the linksys. The internet connection is than established on the actual PC. This is obviously not the preffered solution as I am not using the linksys firewall...

    so my question is will Tomato support the expressvu box vdsl connection?
  2. bogderpirat

    bogderpirat Network Guru Member

    why would it not be? pppoe is pppoe is pppoe is pppoe. no matter whether it's cable, adsl, adsl2, adsl2+, vdsl or vdsl2.
  3. digitalgeek

    digitalgeek Network Guru Member

    unfortunatley in the case of vdsl; pppoe is not pppoe... the factory firmware is not able to connect.

    I kept getting pppoe authentication fail... I was hoping someone had actually tried Tomato on a VDSL
  4. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    It may have to do with compression/encryption. Some PPP end points need MPPE (I think that's Microsoft Point to Point Encryption), or even just CHAP or some other scheme when authenticating. Perhaps see what is on on the PC, then you can replicate that when connecting (probably by manually running pppd) with a WRT.

    It may even be that the PPP endpoint is actually like a VPN endpoint, and hence require the encryption.
  5. Odin-60

    Odin-60 LI Guru Member

    No, it hasn't to do with compression/encryption.
    It has do do with a particular VLAN setup, which
    is not possible on the routers that are supported
    by Tomato.
    The subject was already discussed on the DD-WRT
    forums, but I'm too lazy right now to sort out the
  6. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    I stand corrected.

    However, I also stand "don't understand"... The VDSL modem does the VDSL thing, but how is the point to point protocol behind the modem different from cable or ADSL that it requires a fancy VLAN?

    Guess I'll go read some...
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