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