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Configuring PPPoE on my WiFi router instead of my Fiber Optic modem

by wildthing4ever / March 21, 2010 7:28 PM PDT


I have a Fiber Optic connection at home, where the Fiber Optic modem is connected to my WiFi router. The problem is that in order to connect to the Internet, I have to first connect to the WiFi (WPA2) and then dial-in via PPPoE into the Internet. I provide the ISP username and password in the second step.

I am using Windows 7, and have created a PPPoE connection.

I have to connect to this PPPoE every time I need to connect to the Internet. I have had to configure this on all my laptops, and have to connect using each individual machine where I need an Internet connection. This is a big pain, as you can imagine. Further, I want to connect my Nexus One to the home WiFi Internet connection, but since it doesn't have PPPoE support, I can't do this.

I went to my router settings (3Com 3CRWDR200A-75), and found something that seemed promising. In the Internet Settings section, I saw a place to provide the PPPoE username and password.

However, this hasn't helped. I still have to connect using the PPPoE connection in Windows Sad

Does anybody have any ideas/tips? Any help would be appreciated, as this is getting frustrating.

Wild Thing

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by samkh / March 21, 2010 11:54 PM PDT

there is no way to bypass the built-in modem on your 3M, it's not going to work with another modem serially, whether FIOS or DSL. Read your manual.

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It maybe a pain, but...
by ahtoi / March 22, 2010 2:38 AM PDT

isn't it suppose to be more secure? Try configuring the router with DHCP. If that can't happen then I guess you have to ask your ISP if PPPoE is the only way.

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Configuring PPPoE On My Wifi Router inste.........

Hi........I think it is very simple if your modem have LAN Connectivity.
if you have modem have lan connectivity the get any wireless ROUTER not MODEM i Suggest Netgear 614
and connect it to your modem through lan on YELLOW PORT at the back side of router.
After this step log in to netgear router and select OTHER in internet service provider select other in basic seetings
and add your PPPoE Uername and Password........It is done. Now you will be able to connect to internet through accespoint name in the netgear router .

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