is dsl (from sbcglobal) always PPPoE

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by rocket777, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. rocket777

    rocket777 LI Guru Member

    I'm trying to help a friend setup a wireless net connected to sbcglobal dsl. I run the software with the wrt54g v5 router and it thinks the dsl modem is PPPoE, but then fails to connect to the internet.

    Funny thing is I can hook up a computer directly to the dsl and it works, i get an ip address (not a 192.168.... type) and I never enter a password or user name. I know this because I just reinstalled the os on this computer (w2k).

    So, the dsl modem is acting like it's a dhcp server.

    I can even hook up another router (an airlink) to this modem and setup 2 computers which each get dhcp ip's (, and .101). So, I figured maybe this modem is not using pppoe (but I admit much ignorance here) and is instead just like a cable modem providing me with a true ip address from the isp.

    So, I tried to hook the wan output from the linksys to one of the 4 switched ethernet connections figuring if a computer can get to the internet on 2 of these ports, why wouldn't the linksys router get one.

    This worked for me when I connected my own wireless to my linksys vonage non-wireless router (but the 2 routers use a different subnet).

    But then, I tried to manually configure my friends wireless linksys by telling it to get it's ip address dynamically. I even changed the subnet to 192.168.2.x but it still didn't work.

    Any ideas, I'm totally confused now.
  2. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    It turns out PPPoE is just one way of implementing DSL so it depends on the ISP and the equipment.

    Try setting WAN to automatic configuration (DHCP) and clone the computer's network adapter MAC Address to the router.
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