What is PPPoE? What does it do?
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    What is PPPoE? What does it do?

    I know that PPPoE is a protocol. How is it different from a TCP/IP?
    Which protocol is better if you are using DSL conneciton? I just need to be educated here. Thanks

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    google discribes pppoe as Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet.

    For more info read the rfc documents ( RFC 2516 ) from here

    http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc2516.html

    hope that helps
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    PPoE is peer to peer over ethernet. Its similar to dial up (PPP) but since its over ethernet, its a bit different. Most DSL services use PPPoE. With DSL, you still "dial up" but into high speed lines. Where with cable, its always on.

    TCP/IP is just the protocol used to communicate with the internet.
    This is going to be true for all internet services.
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    You may want to browse this site they cover data communications protocols and functions
    http://www.protocols.com

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    Jep, PPP makes it possible for other protocols to be used over phone lines.
    PPPoE, like phishpreek says is often used in DSL connections.
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    Hey yall, i just got DSL tonite ya!!! ( i had dial up, i hated it!) is there anything i should know about protecting myself, common tips etc..... thanx bye! tyler.
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    Originally posted here by The Texan
    Hey yall, i just got DSL tonite ya!!! ( i had dial up, i hated it!) is there anything i should know about protecting myself, common tips etc..... thanx bye! tyler.

    heres one dont ask your own questions in someone elses thread.

    like el-half said your still using tcp/ip once you connect you just cant connect without it
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