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RV042 with PPPoA BT connection

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by richyrich, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. richyrich

    richyrich Networkin' Nut Member

    I've just purchased an RV042 and 2 x Zoom X4 modems.

    The WAN1 port is connected to an ISP using Static IP. This works fine. The WAN2 ISP uses PPPoA (I wasn't aware the RV042 doesn't natively support PPPoA before I bought it).

    I've read on this site and a couple of others that you can get PPPoA to work by setting the modem to be bridged only, then select PPPoE connection type on the RV042 and enter the username and password used to connect. I have tried this but it doesn't seem to connect.

    The RV042 is currently setup as WAN failover, although I will be switching to load balanced ultimately, so I was wondering if the RV042 won't connect unless WAN1 connection is down. I've tried clicking the Connect button on the summary screen but the WAN2 IP remains at

    If I connect directly to the Zoom modem and enter the connection information in there, I can connect with no problem, so it's something to do with the connection between the modem and the RV042.

    The availability for fiddling with the setup is a bit limited as people are constantly using the internet, so I was just after a few ideas of what I could try next time I can fiddle! :)

    Any ideas on what I can try?

    Thanks in advance
  2. Sfor

    Sfor Network Guru Member

    In the failover setup, the unused WAN port is treated as disabled. The load ballance setting is necesary for both WAN ports to work at the same time.
  3. richyrich

    richyrich Networkin' Nut Member

    That worked perfectly. :)

    Set the modem to bridged mode, entered the info as the PPPoE connection, set it to load balance and it all worked! :D

    Thanks for the reply
  4. elzix

    elzix Network Guru Member

    Use the modem. Assign static IP on the routers WAN interface, forward all the ports on the modem to the routers WAN interface, will work. It's semi bridge mode:)

    Just one more thing. Failover in RV042 will switch to backup interface if the 1st goes down, but wont switch back if it goes up again...

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