paul at clubi.ie wrote:
> On Thu, 8 May 2008, Michael Watterson wrote:
>>> Almost all DSL routers have only ethernet access to the Switch and no
>> WAN ethernet port.
>> Hmm, two of the more popular switch ASICs (ADM6996 and the Broadcom
> 5325) support VLANs just fine. The Marvell one apparently doesn't, but
> it doesn't seem as common, judging by the TableOfHardware.. The
> software-switched ones, I'd /presume/, can support anything you want,
> (but slowly).
>>> Of course if you change it to OpenWRT and the router really has a
>> VLAN based switch, then you can of course make one port be a WAN port.
>> Yeah, the stock firmwares often don't let you tinker with the
> port<->VLAN mappings. However, if your router runs OpenWRT, that's not
> a problem.. ;)
>>> Only some routers have the HW to support that.
>> Hmm, I might be wrong, but to me it seems you need to apply
> s/some/most/ to that last sentence.
Depends if the set of all HW or just the set of HW mentioned/supporting
I'll not quibble. But for the average Windows / Mac user not on this
list, they are only going to be able to do what the router does out of
the box :) For them it's safer to tell them to spend 50 Euro+ on an
ethernet non-DSL modem. :)
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