I'm in between ISPs right now. (I had been using Earthlink DSL, and on Oct. 26 I will be with Cavalier DSL.)
I'm running Windows 98 SE. In order to go online with Earthlink, I needed to run WrDialer.exe (WinPoET Dialer) first.
I received my modem the other day from Cavalier. It comes with directions on how to configure various settings (specifying an address, configuring primary and secondary DNS, etc.)
I noticed there wasn't anything mentioned along the lines of PPP over Ethernet. Frankly, I never really understood this concept completely; I had always thought that broadband connections were "always on." Is it perhaps a function of Earthlink having assigned me dynamic IP addresses (while Cavalier will be assigining me a static one)?
Also, does it matter which modem I use? For the last five years, I've used a Speedstream 5360 modem. The one that was just shipped is a Zhone 6381. Is it superior (Cavalier didn't ship the specs for it!)