[Gllug] (OT) Demonic dropping out

James Hawtin oolon at ankh.org
Tue Jul 27 14:53:28 UTC 2010

> Whilst I think my Belkin router might have been misfiring under heat
> stress recently I see one can buy what was called a "wired modem", more
> often referred to as a "switch". I don't want radio control at all, so
> would this switch be a nice, sensible way ahead for this more amiable
> old fart? You can probably guess that the Belkin is currently operating
> in a "wired" set-up. Wouldn't a switch be simpler?

I would expect a "Wired" modem to have an ADSL connection in it so it is
more or less than a switch. If its also go a filewall/router in it then its
more than a switch. However if its doing PPPoE in bridge mode its doing less
than a switch. [Ethernet] switches just forward packets between ports based
on destination mac address. 

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