I recently acquired a Cisco WRVS4400N wireless small business security router for evaluation. It’s a full-featured device with a number of attractive features for an attractive price, but it supports an Ethernet WAN connection only. ISPs in New Zealand generally only support PPPoA ADSL connections – so using the WRVS4400N with a SOHO broadband connection would not be possible.
After looking around online, turns out there’s a really great little solution in the form of the Draytek Vigor120 ADSL2+ modem.
It supports PPPoA to PPPoE bridging, which in the words of the product’s own marketing material allows you to “connect a PPPoE client to the Vigor120 (firewall, Ethernet-WAN router, Apple Airport or PC) even if the connection to your ISP is still PPPoA”.
Setup was a doddle, and soon I had the WRVS4400N connecting to my ISP via PPPoE just fine. The price for the Draytek is right too – so all in all, a highly recommended device.
I’ll be posing my impressions of the WRVS4400N over the next few days.