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Vista Premium, AT&T DSL, and 2Wire 2701

by thumper10597 / January 14, 2009 3:53 PM PST

I have AT&T DSL with a 2Wire 2701 4-port wireless router. I can connect any XP machine either wirelessly or via the cat5 ports on the back of the router no problem. When I bought my new Dell machine with Vista32, I cannot connect to the internet via CAT5 cable, only wirelessly. When I try to connect via CAT5 cable, Windows Vista wants PPPoe info, however the 2wire 2701 is already taking care of the log-in! How can I make Vista understand that I want to connect to a broadband connection that does not require PPPoe, since it's already taken care of in the router? Any help on this issue would be greatly appreciated. Granted, I can connect to the internet wirelessly, but I'd rather connect via my CAT5 cable and double my bandwidth.

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by Kees Bakker / January 14, 2009 3:55 PM PST
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by thumper10597 / January 14, 2009 4:17 PM PST

There is no other choice available in step 6, my only option is to set up a PPPoe connection.

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