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What is a PPP adapter, I have learned that It helps in connecting LANs to WANs. How does it help in normal pc? I have got two interface IPs for my pc when I typed the command ipconfig /all. One is for Ethernet adapter interface, another is for PPP Adpter.

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PPP stands for Point to Point Protocol. The adapter provides the computer the ability to use the protocol over the existing network interfaces. Originally PPP was used for dial-up access via Plain Old Telephone Systems (POTS), but is now used in conjunction with DSL internet connections and some VPN services to provide a framework for authentication and encryption between two points (usually PPPoE aka PPP over Ethernet).

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