Since I am a n00b about such things, I am afraid I can't
be very precise. In addition, I was talked through it on a
not-so-very-clear phone line. But here is the gist of it.
In the Alcatel modem (for others it will be different), you
delete the PPP settings through the Phonebook option
and in it's place create a bridge, using PPOE settings.
Also, change the VCI and VPI settings. Afterwards, you
will need to create another Network connection (Windows
XP) which is a dial-up broadband connection using the
username/password that is unique to you and which will
be provided by PTCL. Before you dial-in, the personnel
at the DSLAM will make the appropriate changes to your
connection at their end. Only then, will you be able to enjoy
the full potential of your (now) PTCL DSL.
It is not a long, arduous process, but is definitely involved
and I don't see any PTCL employee (even if they knew how),
to put this much effort into solving anybody's problem. Just
ain't gonna happen.The most they will do, is make you buy
their modem and that comes with it's own set of problems.
Here is a sample of today's speedtest numbers. I have
seen better on other PTCL users, but for me, they are
definitely better than ever. As you can see, upload has
doubled and the download has improved.
Sheikh 'Mashallah' Chilli