Re: DSL under Wireless

On Tue, 2009-05-26 at 09:05 -0700, Habib Seifzadeh wrote:
> Hello all,
> First of all, thank you guys for the great software, NetworkManager.
> The only problem that I have with it is DSL connection. As all of us
> know, today many DSL modems are equipped with Wifi which is much
> better than ethernet. But it seems that NetworkManager doesn't support
> DSL under wifi. My question is that why NetworkManager does categorize
> DSL just under wired connecions? Why it doesn't provide a separate
> menu for DSL connections like VPN connection? Is it better that the
> type of permanent connection doesn't matter to DSL?

Right now NM doesn't allow PPPoE over arbitrary interfaces, which was a
design oversight when PPPoE got added.  That's not hard to fix, it just
needs to be done.  When that gets done, we'll also add the ability to
keep the local subnet IP address on eth0/wlan0 as well, which is often

PPPoE is more like a VPN than an actual connection method in that it
creates a virtual tunnel interface on top of an actual physical


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