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PPPoE setup on WRT54GL (official firmware v1.1)

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by kolubmus, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. kolubmus

    kolubmus LI Guru Member

    Hello,

    I am trying to configure my router to work with ADSL modem which uses PPPoE. Modem has a static ip 192.168.1.1.

    I setup my router in 192.168.2.0 IP network and able to ping modem successfully (using Setup -> Basic -> Static). Unfortunately, if I select Static IP then I can't specify pppoe login info. If I select PPPoE then I can't figure how how to connect router to modem. As a result, it doesn't "see" the modem and attempts to setup PPPoE session result in "Can't get IP address from the server".

    What should I do? Please advice.
     
  2. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Network Guru Member

    It sounds like your "modem" is a combo modem/router, which is already doing the PPPoE and NAT for you. Thus..you don't really want a second router behind it..which is what you're trying to do, you end up double NAT'ing...which IMO isn't the ideal setup.

    Either flip your current modem/router (gateway appliance) to pure bridged mode so you can use your own router as the primary router/gateway/NAT/PPPoE device, or flip your wireless router into AP mode...and don't use it as a router.
     
  3. kolubmus

    kolubmus LI Guru Member

    What I'm trying to achieve is setup wireless network so that every connected device can reach the internet.

    If I flip my wireless router into AP mode how would I then configure router/clients to access the Net? I suppose it isn't possible. I think I need to reconfigure modem into bridged mode so that router can be setup as a Net gateway. Am I right?

    If I reconfigure modem into bridged mode how do I connect it then to my wireless router?

    Sorry for stupid questions but I just can't wrap my mind around this stuff.
     

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