Wednesday 17 May 2000 01:00:00 by
Currently the cheapest option of ADSL is available as a USB interface. This uses the point-to-point protocol over ATM (PPPoA). Unfortunatly PPPoA is not available on Macintosh and is only just
available in Linux. The drivers for the USB ADSL modem (from Alcatel
) are proprietary. Therefore it seems even more unlikely that
anyone using an OS other than Windows98 and Windows2000 will be able to use the cheapest £40 offering of ADSL available at this time.
Please see http://www.nts.com/library/why_pppoe.html
for more information on Architectural Options for Subscriber
Access to Broadband Services.
The FAQ for Operating Systems from the USB modem producers, Alcatel
, can be seen here