ADSL2MUE with Pipex PPPoA in Bridge mode?

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by agreed, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. agreed

    agreed LI Guru Member

    I want to run it as a pure modem, but with a PPPoA connection to Pipex (xtreme ADSL).

    Will it work?

    Can anyone tell me from personal experience with an ISP that uses PPPoA?

    I hear people are using it in PPPoA to check if it works, then sticking it in Bridge mode and using a PPPoE connection? How on earth?

    Edit: This is the quote that has me baffled. Will it work like that in Bridge mode without the router?

    If you care so much, the reason I want this is to get past the hell that is NAT and online applications. Bridge mode is the only thing I want it for...

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    Note: I posted this on another website, hence the quote.

    Will this modem work with a pure PPPoA connection in Bridge mode?
  2. agreed

    agreed LI Guru Member

    It appears Pipex seems to support PPPoE. At least that's what my 3com router tells me.
  3. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Here's How I Did It...

    Don't sweat it; I just had someone open my eyes to a workaround for a similar situation.

    As of right now, I'm running my WRV54G "ethernet router" through my ADSL2MUE (PPPoA device as we both know) which is running in "bridge mode only" (it's acting as a "pure modem" now). I'm on an ADSL connection by the way...

    Here's how "I" did it:


    1) Go to setup page
    2) Input your username/password combo from your ISP to establish internet connection (you're basically ensuring the modem is working)
    3) Once established, change encapsulation type to "bridge mode only"
    4) Save settings and exit

    NOTE: To return your MUE to default settings, just hit the reset button for about 10 - 15 seconds


    1) Go to setup page
    2) Change "internet connection type" to PPPoE
    3) Input the same username/password combo from your ISP (there won't be any conflict because the MUE is now running as a simple modem)
    4) Leave remaining settings at default
    5) Save settings and exit

    Yes, this is an abomination, because one would think there's no way to configure a router with PPPoE, then connect out through a bridged router that connects via PPPoA to its ISP, but I just tried it for myself not more than 40 mins ago, and it's running fine, to include connecting my router to remote vpn tunnels I manage.

    If you disconnect the router from the MUE, then it will stay in "bridge mode only" until you hit the reset button to set it back to factory default, so Roady was "dead on target" with the information he gaves. I'm in agreeance with him, it works...


  4. NickH

    NickH LI Guru Member

    I use one of these in pure bridge mode with f2s connected to an ipcop box, it works perfectly like this with no problems. f2s are owned by pipex so I don't see why it won't work with a pipex connection.
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