I am wondering what is the general use of authentication of clients on a WISP or FISP (fixed line) Network. What are operators usually using, and where?
We ever started with simple dhcp server and assigned an IP to the client antenna.
Then we moved to use a more centralized system with the use of a PPPoE concentrator/server (with User Manager as radius) and the PPPeE client residing in the CPE.
I know many cable and adsl operators in EU use PPPoE in the clients device at home. the wifi router or modem (old days!)
According the suggestion of some hardware vendors in Russia and other east European countries other forms are used as well.
Then we have operators using vlans to separate different kind of services from others.
I am just wondering what is common, what are the pro's and con's and why are some systems used by some where others choose to specifically do it different...