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PPP AND ETHERNET

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I'm trying to use PPP and Ethernet in the same program.
Anybody has any advice to make PPP and
Ethernet work together ????
asked Jan 9, 2015 in Rabbit Software by jcg_perulero New to the Community (2 points)

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I did a little bit of work on this a while back and will be returning to it soon but there are a few gotchas:

Amongst other things, I think that the Ethernet interface can only use fixed IP addressing and not DHCP when PPP is being used.

I think I also had to change net.lib (in 10.66) as follows:

// Test if interface uses ethernet NIC (we don't count PPPoE, even though it uses ethernet)
// PMCS #define IF_USES_ETH(i) ((word)(i) < USING_WIFI)
#define IF_USES_ETH(i) ((word)(i) < USING_ETHERNET)

as the way the test was done was not correct but I can't remember exactly what was wrong.
answered Jan 9, 2015 by petermcs Veteran of the Digi Community (1,128 points)
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I'm using Dynamic C 10.72 and RCM6700
I use static IP for Ethernet PPP need the modem generates the IP.
What I can do?
answered Jan 9, 2015 by jcg_perulero New to the Community (2 points)
If I recall correctly I think the same change to net.lib is required in 10.72 as USING_WIFI is 0 if not using a WIFI interface so the test always fails.
Also the value of USES_PPP depends on the serial port used.
When opening TCP or UDP sockets you may need to reference the interface to use and not just IF_ANY.

I probably should have taken some notes at the time as my understanding of it is a bit hazy and will need refreshing soon :)
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