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What is the difference between PPPoE and PPPoA?

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Anika Nicole

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Answered Apr 17, 2020

If you would like to connect to your ISP, you know that you need to choose between PPPoA, which means Point-to-Point Protocol over ATM and PPPoE, which stands for Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet. If you would like to select something faster, PPPoA can be the better option between the two, but most people say that they do not see the difference unless completely necessary.

Using PPPoA will be ideal if you would like to avoid MTU. This means that you will lessen the possibility that some web pages will not work or may freeze over. PPPoE is normally preferred by people who would like to get budget prices for the whole package.

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Answered Feb 27, 2020

PPPoE stands for point to point protocol over Ethernet, while PPPoA stands for point to point protocol over ATM. They are two protocols for internet connection. Both of these protocols give internet service suppliers the ability to ensure broadband use. PPPoE is used more often than PPPoA. PPPoA is a level of data link protocol typically used to link household broadband modems to ISP’s through phone lines.

It offers standard PPP elements, such as encryption, authentication, and compression. PPPoE is used primarily with DSL services, where independent consumers connect to a DSL modem over Ethernet. PPPoE is utilized in lower packages, while PPPoA is employed for the enterprise. PPPoE is constructed as a point to point connection in the middle of two Ethernet ports, and it was developed in a lower bandwidth throughput rate. It is the standard protocol used for connecting to the internet, even though PPPoA is somewhat faster.
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