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PPPoA

Discussion in 'Networks' started by Raffaz, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Ive just got a linksys WRT54G router to have a play round with, but im having problems connecting it to AOL. I think its to do with PPPoA that AOL uses to connect. The linksys doesnt appear to have this option, is there another way to connect it, like a firmware upgrade (its currently got the standard firmware on). Cheers
     
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  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Nearly all ISPs in the UK use PPPoA.

    The snag is that this item doesn't include an ADSL modem - hence no PPPoA.

    Harry.
     
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  3. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Ah right, so would i be to use it if i connected it to a modem aswell then? Cheers
     
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  4. tripwire45
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    Sure...as long as the DSL modem is PPPoA compliant. I had a similar issue. I have a server/networking utility at home I wanted to use to replace my DSL modem. Unfortunately, the device I wanted to use could only be configured with PPPoE. Even getting the modem and the device to communicate was a chore. I tried both straight-through and crossover cables but no dice. I finally put a little 4-port switch between them and for some bizarre reason, it worked.

    Now I use the modem just for connecting my home network to the web and the server/networking tool for everything else (router, wireless AP, DHCP, DNS, web and mail server and so on).
     
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  5. BosonMichael
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    Here's how to solve your problem:

    1) Uninstall AOL.

    Wait, is this not a post on malware removal? :blink
     
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  6. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Yes - but I suspect you don't have a ADSL modem with Ethernet output. In the UK such items are rare! And not particularly cheap either.

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  7. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    <Cough>

    I may have thought that - but I tend not to say it any longer! :p

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  8. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Here in the UK PPPoA is the norm. I gather that PPPoE is more usual in the USA.

    The main UK ADSL provider is starting to allow PPPoE now, but nearly all modems here come pre-provisioned for PPPoA still.

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  9. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    I dont actually use AOL software, i currently use a Dlink G604T which has PPPoA settings, but i just wanted to have a mess about with the linksys firmware :) I stopped using AOL software a long time ago, i had to many problems with it
     
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  10. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    I think my G604T would qualify here, its a router aswell, or is that no good?
     
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  11. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    That will do. The only problem here is that you would have a double-NAT. A lot of software wouldn't care but some might. And you would need to make sure that the DHCP servers were using different networks. So it can be a bit of a awkward thing to set up.

    Don't forget to either disable one of the APs - or make sure that they are on distant channels from each other, or your WiFi throughput will go through the floor.

    Harry.
     
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