First, i will be posting this in the Tomato forum also as i use that on my 2nd router and it exhibits the same problem. I've had verizon dsl and used it with tomato/thibor firmwares without issue for as long as i can remember. I recently switched to earthlink and ran into the problem i'm having now. Basically with earthlink i cannoct connect to the web using PPOE using any other firmware besides the Linksys stock firmware on both routers. My hardware setup is as follows Verizon - WRT54G v3 - westell 6100 - worked great (set the modem to bridge mode) Earthlink - WRT54G v3 - zyxel p-660r-elnk - only works if i use the stock linkysy firmware (set bridge mode on the modem also) I also have a wrt54gs v3 which has the same problem. What happens when i try to connect to eartlink's service using PPOE is that it just sits there saying connecting...(it never gets an IP) I am wondering if this si a bug or are you implementing the process of connecting to a PPOE service different than how its implemented in the stock firmware. Any suggestions/ideas of what may be wrong would be appreciated.