Internet Service Providers forum

Question

Connect Airport Express via PPPoE

by mt_lion / August 3, 2012 10:05 PM PDT

Hey,
I'm unable figure out how to connect my airport express through PPPoE connection. Could anyone please help me out! Thanks!

Answer This Ask For Clarification
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Connect Airport Express via PPPoE
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Connect Airport Express via PPPoE
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
Answer
Maybe. Why Maybe?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 4, 2012 6:55 AM PDT
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5303 covers this but as you know, you'll have to reveal more about your DSL settings and maybe more about your DSL MODEM and computer's OS.
Bob
Collapse -
PPPOE
by WaCableTech / August 5, 2012 1:11 PM PDT
In reply to: Maybe. Why Maybe?

POINT TO POINT OVER ETHERNET protocol is a rather old and rarely used interface are you SURE you need to use that? Most DSL providers have gone to DHCP/Dynamic IP.

In any event, that's pretty much all you should need for the WAN config on the router, the LAN config is entirely up to you.

Collapse -
Why I still run into this?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 6, 2012 3:21 AM PDT
In reply to: PPPOE

I run into a few obsessed with getting the best out of the connection and they'll disable the onboard router and more.
Bob

Collapse -
PPPoE
by mt_lion / August 8, 2012 11:00 PM PDT
In reply to: PPPOE

Hey
Im pretty sure it PPPoE. it is an inbuilt modem and i use the internet connection through username, password.

Thanks!

Collapse -
OS
by mt_lion / August 8, 2012 10:57 PM PDT
In reply to: Maybe. Why Maybe?

Hey bob,
Using mountain lion right now. Not much aware of the modem. got to just connect the ethernet cable, to register and use it through PPPoE. Hope it helps.
Thanks!

Collapse -
Sounds like progress.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 9, 2012 1:10 AM PDT
In reply to: OS

Sorry that it's slow going. Details may help. For this device I have to nod to the usual of latest firmware, defaults and then only what's needed for it to work for the ISP and secuirity short of hiding the SSID (lots of posts why).


I read you have an Airport and some DSL modem which has it's own router. Can be fun to get going.
Bob

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Help 49,613 discussions
icon
Computer Newbies 10,349 discussions
icon
Laptops 19,436 discussions
icon
Security 30,426 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 20,308 discussions
icon
Windows 10 360 discussions
icon
Phones 15,802 discussions
icon
Windows 7 7,351 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 14,641 discussions

Tech explained

Do you know what an OLED TV is?

CNET explains how OLED technology differs from regular TVs, and what you need to know to make the right shopping decision.