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Solved: Question about strange PPPoE connection information

Q: Solved: Question about strange PPPoE connection information

A friend recently changed ISPs, from Comcast cable to AT&T DSL. She was sent a 2WIRE 2701HG-B DSL modem/wireless router w/ 4-port switch built-in. She also has a Linksys WRT54G v8 wireless router w/ 4-port switch.

I put the 2WIRE modem into bridged mode so we could continue using the Linksys router for wireless connectivity. I made sure to disable the wireless support in the 2WIRE router.

I had run into a problem where the Linksys router wouldn't reestablish the PPPoE connection automatically if it was lost. A firmware upgrade to version 8.00.5 seems to have addressed that problem BUT now when the router is connected, it's getting a strange subnet mask. It might not be strange but it's completely unexpected.

The IP address is aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd and the subnet mask is The default gateway IP address is aaa.bbb.fff.ggg, so the assigned IP address and the default gateway are on two completely different subnets but in the same class B IP network.

All of the important machines are able to connect to the Internet ok so I'm not sure if the above subnet mask is anything I should be concerned with.

Any comments or ideas?

Thanks in advance!


Preferred Solution: Solved: Question about strange PPPoE connection information

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Solved: Question about strange PPPoE connection information

The subnet mask of is a valid mask for a PPPoE connection, it denotes that there is only a single allowed address.

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hi, i would just like to ask something,,, im not tech savvy so i dont know this,,,

is "PPPoE" similiar to wifi?

i have an acer aspire one running linpus linux lite, and in my connection management, i have 4 choices of connection:

WLan + PPPoE

i'd like to know what PPPoE connection is, is it something like the wifi connection,, i mean no cables or anything,, just remote,,, like wifi,,,

thanks in advance,,,

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I'm on adsl. For the last 3 days I've been unable to dload email. I've just discovered that I can send & receive packets through my ethernet adapter but the pppoe adapter will only receive. Obviously, the pppoe adapter is active for the ethernet adapter to work and connect through the modem (all lights are on for the modem).

This gives the effect of being able to go to any website, but try and d/load email through Outlook is impossible since the error message keeps telling me that the incoming server was intentionally reset. This must also mean that my email client (Outlook 2003) is fixed to the pppoe and not the ethernet adapter. I first thought it was either my mail provider down but when phoning them my mail suddenly dloaded (not so lucky since then), or China (where I'm based) blocking me.

I've removed the pppoe software, the adsl account software (Enternet) and reinstalled (a few times) with the best result of no change. The device manager lists all harware/drivers/devices as working properly. Devices listed include pppoe adapter, pci ethernet adapter and a wan miniport (ppp over ethernet protocol). I'm on win2K.

I haven't added/removed any software or updates that are connected to this. My mail provider has not changed their details (I can log in thru their webmail no problem)

Any help in understanding how this 50% working problem could happen and/or fixing it would be appreciated

Thks Jayburne

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Hii all Tech savvy,

I am new to this forum and somewhat new to linux world.

I have some problem while connecting to the internet

My PC configuratiion is as follow:

Processor AMD athlon 2400+
RAM 256 mb
Motherboard ASUS A7N8X
Display Card NVIDIA GeForce MX Integrated CPU
Network Adapter : NVIDIA nForce MCP Networking Adapter
PPPoEWin Miniport

I am having Cablenet Internet connection (PPPoE)
I am able to connect to internet in Windows XP but i am not able to use connect via Fedora Core 3.

I used the following IP address .I assign it statically in XP to use LAN facilty

NVIDIA nForce MCP Networking Adapter - Packet Scheduler Miniport


WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface

Subnet mask
Default Gateway
DNS Server

server ip address

Client ip address

Please Help me how to coonect in Fedora Core 3.
I would also like if you reply me at the following email address allongwiyh this forum.

[email protected]

Waiting for reply.

A:Configuring PPPoe Connection for Internet connection in Fedora Core 3

Hello and Welcome. :wave: :wave:

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at the time of creating a pppoe connection the option which says "connect using a broadband connection that requires a username and password" is disabled could you please tell me y this happens and what to do for this???thanks

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My ISP disbled my router to only allow 2 devices to connect through router (PC and Laptop). I want to connect Iphone too but since Iphone doesn't support PPPoE I cannot log in to internet. I tried to share pppoe connection in my laptop but it doesn't work....Is there any other way (besides buying other router) to let iphone connect to internet. I am using Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

A:Share PPPoE connection?

Quote: Originally Posted by liks

My ISP disbled my router to only allow 2 devices to connect through router (PC and Laptop). I want to connect Iphone too but since Iphone doesn't support PPPoE I cannot log in to internet. I tried to share pppoe connection in my laptop but it doesn't work....Is there any other way (besides buying other router) to let iphone connect to internet. I am using Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

As long as one of your PCs has a WiFi card it can create its own wireless hot spot using Connectify.

I use it to connect my own iPhone to the internet when I'm too far from my router and it works a treat.

It allows you to be both connected to a router wirelessly and to be acting as a WiFi access point at the same time.

It is one of the most versatile networking apps out there.


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I have a strange problem. I have AOL broadband and I'd like to connect to the internet without using the infamous bloated AOL software. I know how to do that using Vistas' "set up connection or network" wizard and I can successfully log in using by username and password. The problem is the connection is very poor when I use this method. The speed tests show the correct speed and downloads are full speed but pages seemingly randomly do not load (for long stretches of several minutes). For example my home page does not load ("page cannot load" error), google does not load, some pages load but not fully with many errors.

This isnt a browser issue (I tried firefox, IE, chrome), this isn't a modem/router issue (I have a laptop that works fine with a permanently logged in router), it's not an AOL issue I can still log in fine with AOL software and then browse fine with firefox, it's not a hardware issue, and it's not a firewall issue (it's off).

Therefore it must be an issue with the way windows connects to my modem when using the built in PPPoE broadband connection.

I really have no idea what could be wrong. Maybe one of you do?


A:Bad Connection w/ Broadband PPPoE

can we eliminate any type of malware/virus infection?
Maybe just a good cleaning
will help.

CCleaner is good one for starters...
It's free and you can download from there.

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Hey guys,

I am trying to solve this problem for 2 days now, reading through this forum and 1000 of google entries, NOTHING helped and I am not a PC-beginner.
I installed Win 7 yesterday on the 4-year old pc at my girlfriends. Everything worked fine except sound which didn't work out of the box but I got a driver. The next problem is the PPPoE connection, which drops randomly aprox. every 10 minutes or so. There is no router between the pc and the isp, an rj-45 cable goes directly to the pc from a switch I believe. We got a user and password to connect and that's how I set up the connection which worked fine, or so I thought. I also disabled IPv4 and 6 for the network card, didnt't help at all.
What I didn't try is to fill in the DNS server, but I don't believe that it makes any difference.

I added the everest report as attachment.

Some details:

Win 7 6.1.7600
Pentrium 4 3Ghz
Intel Grantsdale-G i915G Chipset
Geforce 6600
Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC

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So, I installed the newest Realtek driver for the network card, didn't help at all. Any ideas guys?

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From Vista,a pppoe connection is created using the 'Get Connected wizard' or
rasphone.exe, it shows up as a 'Dial-up connection' in the network
connections folder. When you right click on the client connection created,
click on Properties, it says 'Connect using Modem '.

Is this a registry issue or what? How can I fix this?

A:Problem PPPOE connection

Hello, have you tried the fixit site of Microsoft ? Microsoft Fix it Solution Center: troubleshooting software issues

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I have a DSL connection that connects with PPPoE. I use RASPPPoE as my client to connect. I have 2 NICs in the 'server' computer, and 1 in the 'client' computer. On the server, 1 NIC is connected to the DSL modem, and the other is connected to port 1 of a four port hub. The NIC on the client computer is connected to port 2 of the hub.

So here's my problem. I installed Microsoft's ICS on the server computer to share the connection with the other. I also installed file and print sharing. I am able to map network drives, but I can't for the life of me get the ICS to work!

I set the inside NIC on the server to a static IP ( and the NIC on the client to I also set the default gateway on the client to the first machine's static IP. I fixed the settings in Internet Explorer to send over a LAN, but it simply gives me a 'page not found' error. What am I doing wrong? Both machines are WinME

A:Connection Sharing with PPPoE

I was going at it from the wrong approach all along. Here's the final setup I have, in case anyone is looking at a similar setup.

PC1 - Win ME, 2 NICs
PC2 - Win ME, 1 NIC

1) Connected 1 NIC on PC1 to my DSL Modem (external)
2) Connected other NIC to 100BaseT Hub ($45 at Circuit City)
3) Ran a large chunk of CAT 5 wire from Hub to NIC in PC2
4) Installed appropriate protocals on each PC.
- PC1 has the PPPoE protocal from RASPPPoE, NetBIEU, and TCP/IP
- PC2 has NetBEUI and TCP/IP
5) Installed Microsoft ICS, specifying appropriate adapters.
6) Set Static IP on inside LAN card to w/ Submask
7) Set IP on PC2's NIC to automatic, WINS to DHCP

Restarted both PCs and watched as they miraculously saw each other on the network and were willing to share the connection.

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Hi all,

I have a laptop from my workplace, it has SEWP5, some special XP with everything installed on it, like Novell and stuff.

At my homeplace i had to setup a PPPoE connection because of the ISP.
I did everything, i can connect through PPPoE but the Internet is not working. I tried to ping the PPPoE server and the DNS Servers, but the ping is not working, so my connection seems to be cut.

Do you have any idea what to check for errors?

Free Hugs,

A:Problem with PPPoE connection

Who is your ISP and what brand and model modem do you have?

You might have to configure a few settings in it.

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I have a strange problem. I have AOL broadband and I'd like to connect to the internet without using the infamous bloated AOL software. I know how to do that using Vistas' "set up connection or network" wizard and I can successfully log in using by username and password. The problem is the connection is very poor when I use this method. The speed tests show the correct speed and downloads are full speed but pages seemingly randomly do not load (for long stretches of several minutes). For example my home page does not load ("page cannot load" error), google does not load, some pages load but not fully with many errors.

This isnt a browser issue (I tried firefox, IE, chrome), this isn't a modem/router issue (I have a laptop that works fine with a permanently logged in router), it's not an AOL issue I can still log in fine with AOL software and then browse fine with firefox, it's not a hardware issue, and it's not a firewall issue (it's off).

Therefore it must be an issue with the way windows connects to my modem when using the built in PPPoE broadband connection.

I really have no idea what could be wrong. Maybe one of you do?


A:Bad Connection w/ Broadband PPPoE

Get rid of AOL?

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From Vista,a pppoe connection is created using the 'Get Connected wizard' or
rasphone.exe, it shows up as a 'Dial-up connection' in the network
connections folder. When you right click on the client connection created,
click on Properties, it says 'Connect using Modem '.

Is this a registry issue or what? How can I fix this?

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i use windows xp's in built pppoe dialer to connect to my adsl connection. i have had the connection for almost a year now and have never faced any problems.

the problem i am facing is a strange one. when i am connecting to the net with a particular connection (set up using the network connection wizard) more than once it's settings get changed. for example the display progress while connecting in the properties (which is default) and the prompt for name/password/certificate during connection (also default) get changed. even the service name which is usually blank gets replaced by a string of meaningless numbers.

even more surprising when i check the two above mentioned options and try to connect to the net the username which consisted only of characters and underscores gets partiallly replaced by an (it cannot be anything else) ip address.

i am absolutely clueless as nothing like this has ever happened before. i had performed a full system scan with norton antivirus before this happened.

if i set up a new connection with the wizard, things go back to normal. however the moment i connect, the connection settings go haywire. any ideas? thanks in advance


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I have a sometimes unreliable LAN connection at work, and a wireless broadband (PPPoE) for home and about. If I've been on the PPPoE, and switch to the LAN (it's cheaper), or if IE just thinks that it's not connected, I get a pop-up to open the PPPoE connection. The problem is that I may be connected to the LAN, and not have my modem with me.

Is there any way for the open network connection dialog to also list the LAN connection as an option. It only gives me the option of opening the PPPoE, or working offline.


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Iv been having problems finding system volume information file in C:\ drive. I downloaded a free program suggested to me called TreeSize ,i was running out of space on C drive and this program scans all drive's for all file sizes in that drive.

According to treesize I have 21.4 GB in sys vol information in C: drive somewhere and cant find it ,i would like to find out what all this is.

Maybe i can bring it up with RUN or some short cut?

A:Solved: question about SYS VOL information

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I was looking for someone to help me with setting up a DDWRT Router for a PPPoE connection

Here are some details...
Router: Linksys WRT54G2
Connection: Verizon DSL (PPoE of course)
Current Router: Actiontec something (from 2005)...rather old

That WRT54G2 is a rather good router...much better than my Actiontec so I was hoping to use it to boost my signal in my house. I know I will have to continue to use the Actiontec but I am unsure of how to get the WRT54G2 to get and broadcast the internet signal from the actiontec

Ideas are welcomed

A:Setting up DDWRT for PPPoE Connection

OK, is the ActionTec wireless and wired router? And do you have anything wired plugged into it?

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I don't know what the hell is going on. So I installed Windows 7 x64 built 7600, internet was working as normal, then suddenly it started to disconnect and get speeds of 200kbps. My connection has a 50mbit limit and so far it worked good on windows Xp.

My network card is a nVidia networking controller from a motherboard with an nForce 560 chipset on it Gigabyte GA-M56S-S3

I installed and reinstalled the drivers countless times, there was no change. I called my provider and they ran numerous checks, even calling me to say they solved the problem, but nothing.

So I disabled TCP/Ip v6 on the PPPoE connection and it worked pretty good (aprox 4mbits/s). After 1 week the speed dropped to an avarage of 1,5mbit/s. Today I changed the MAC adress of the network card and it went up to 5-6mbit/s (a bit more than the avarage 1 week ago). Could the MAC have anything to do with it? The MAC I put was random.

To make things more interesting, I plugged my Acer laptop which has windows XP and the internet speed is aprox 15mbit/s.

Sometimes I would get something like 200kbps download and 9,5mbit/s upload.

I searched on nVidia's website for the newest drivers, but the n560 series one says it didn't found any hardware for the drivers I'm trying to install.

I really want to resolve this problem withouth buying another networking controller and have a PCI slot occupied for nothing.

A:Wierd stuff with a PPPoE connection

I have the Asus p5b-plus with the Atheros L1 gigabit adapter and I'm on Windows 7 64 bit. I was getting frequent disconnects when transferring large files over the network or downloading torrents. This required me to run through the troubleshooter each time to allow it to work temporarily again.

I fixed this by going into the driver properties panel> Advanced> Task Offload> Off. After it reset I was running fine.

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I am using windows XP SP2 and have run into a problem on my laptop.
We use a PPPOE connection for the internet and it is working fine on this machine but on my laptop, it connects fine but after a few seconds, it disconnects. When I go to my network connections, I find that after it disconnects, it creates a new PPOE Connection called "x-connect".
I have no clue how to fix it.
Please help


A:Internet PPPOE connection keeps dropping

Do you use VOiP? like Skype or Vonage? that is usually what x-connect refers to.

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My Internet Connection was working fine. All of a sudden it started going dead in the middle of Downloads/Surfing.

This is what happens:

1. The first page you choose (any page) loads. If instead of that you download files (i.e. updating the antivirus) the first and with luck second files download, then it goes ¨server connection failed¨

2. If you click on any link or try a second page it fails to find it and gets stuck on ¨searching for (any IP)¨, or ¨connecting to www.anypage.com¨

This happens at random times, i.e. sometimes after 20 mins, 30ms 32 mins, etc.
Then even if I connect and disconnect again, it doesn't help.

I have to uninstall the LAN Card and re-install it. Alternately, I have to uninstall the "Network Components" (eg. Network Monitor Driver, Internet Protocol (TCP/IP, etc.)) from the properties Tab of the Internet Connection.

Please help!

A:PPPoE Internet Connection goes dead after a while

I had similar problems.

Check your modem to see if it can't keep line sync.(Normally a light on the modem) If it effectively can't, call your ISP support and ask them if you could get a line test from your telco. In my case, a couple of days after the test, it started working fine.

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Hello guys.
Recently installed win 8 pro vt media center and have several issues .. my main concern s internet. I am unable to create new pppoe connection and evytym I try to create my pc restart just aftr verifying username password.

I am using cisco dpq adsl modem connected using usb. Drivers of win 7 installed properly and it shows virtual lan connection in network & sharing center. Evythng seems to b ok den wats the matter? Guys pls help...

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though I have set it as usual username and password, I use PPPOE by the way
I've checked not to ask me again, also for all users, only one on this computer though.
I use windows 8 x64 enterprise.
I put network shortcut in the startup , I tried scheduling a task that runs rasdial or rasphone , no success.
I am always presented with dialog to make the connection manually by pressing connect button, it's weird , it's like the machine forgets every time that I want an automatic , a no dialog connection when I log on.
I tried from internet options checking "always dial my connection X" and this has interesting behaviour if someone wants to browse the internet from firefox still cannot but launching internet explorer does the connection automatically all of a sudden.
what can I do?

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Hello guys.My internet connection keeps dropping periodically.I get the below dialog box and on clicking 'redial' it connects again but again i get the same dialog box in 10-15 minutes.I use windows 7.Tbh i have 0 knowledge of all this LAN related things so i am attaching screenshots of various details of my PC.Please let me know if you need any more details.

[Here on right clicking 'Local Are connection 2'->properties->configure->Advanced Tab the setting there are:
Flow control - Disabled
InterruptModeration - Enabled
Network address - Not present
Receive Buffers - 160
Speed and Duplex settings-Auto negotiation
Transmit buffers-160 ]

Thanks in advance.

A:PPPoe connection keeps dropping perodically

Sounds like you may need to change a PPoe setting (keep alive) in your router... What router make and model do you have?

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I need to create/rmove PPPoE connections on a PC running Vista Business.
The PC is controlled by a test system using telnet, why I can't use the GUI
to create the connection. I need BAT files doing the job.

This is how I create the connection using GUI.
Network and sharing Center
Set up a connection or network
Connect to the internet
Create new connection
Boradband PPPoE
(And then I specify user, name, password, IP, DNS)
I want to create, with a BAT file (using netsh CLI ?), the same PPPoE connection.
Does anyone know how to do that ?


A:Creating PPPoE connection with netsh

Hi Christian, I need your help, Do you know how to do that?
I'm still looking for.

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I have been using Win 7 for quite a few days now but i still can't seem to find a way to auto connect to PPPoE broadband without pasting a shortcut into the startup folder (this process doesnot always work).
When i used XP i stumbled on to an Dial Up Connection windows option from GPEDIT.MSC. But i cant seem to find that option in 7. The window looks a something like the one in http://i55.tinypic.com/2mgttw.jpg .
FYI, the same window pops up at start up if IDM (internet download manager) dial up is used.
Someone please help me by telling me where i could find the option


A:special PPPoE connection window

Here is something that might help.

Advanced dial-up settings

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Hi,i'm using W8.1 and I try to setup autodial for a PPPOE connection on startup,I've use Task Scheduler
on action i've set: c:\Windows\System32\rasphone.exe
arguments: -d "connectionname"
trigger : At log on
When I start computer,PPPOE connection starts but doesn't auto connect,I have to press "Connect" button

so there is a problem setting it to autodial,need some help


A:Setting PPPOE connection to autodial on startup

You are doing it the hard way. Just set it up from Internet Options in the Control Panel. You can also set it up from the Network Connections folder.

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Is it normal? I'm running Win XP SP3 as OS, limited user account (pppoe starts slowly as well from the administrator account), the only program in the startup is the antivirus--avast.
What happens typically just after logging is that I open the browser and stare at it waiting for connection and if I open the task manager i see svchost.exe NETWORK SERVICE at 99% CPU all this time it dials its connection. It's something like 2-3 minutes more after logging till i can surf the web.
I had previously a linux install on this computer in which the same pppoe worked very fast compared with what i get on Xp, i used to log in and the daemon was taking 2 seconds to start . Compared to that experience i don't get at all the way pppoe works in windows so I come here asking if anyone could help me find what can I improve in my install. I've searched the "whole" web for an alternative to the built-in pppoe dialer in Windows and found ONLY two Cidial and Raspppoe which I 'm currently running but no sign of improvement.
I appreciate any little help.

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I have a problem sharing PPPoE internet connection after installing Win8 in top of Win7.

On my computer (say, "Computer A") I have 2 LAN ports on the motherboard:
1-st one ("Ethernet 1") is connected to internet provider
2-nd one ("Ethernet 2") is connected to "Computer B"

I am trying to set up internet an connection on "Computer A" and share it to "Computer B";
I created a broadband connection and checked the checkbox in its sharing tab, allowing other users of the network to be able to use my internet connection (I specified the "Ethernet 2" connection as the "home network connection" in this tab)

Then I configure the TCP/IP v4 protocol on the "Ethernet 2" connection in the following way:
subnet mask
default gateway: (but after closing and opening the protocol properties window this field became blank)

I tested both computers can be ping-ed from each other.
After this simple configuration I am connecting to the internet.
I have the internet on "Computer A", but NO internet on "Computer B".
Moreover, on computer B, while I am trying to ping some site, its IP addess is determined correctly, but sill no internet.

Can anyone help me, I killed several days trying to solve this problem. Once again I had no such problem on windows 7 with the same hardware

Computer A:
Ethernet 1 adapter: Ma... Read more

A:Problem sharing PPPoE internet connection

Have you tried RIGHT clicking on the network adapter, and selecting properties, and then clicking the sharing tab.
Tick "Allow other network users to connect through this computers internet connection."

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Does anyone know how to setup a Windows 7 PPPoE connection to automatically log on, when the user logs on to their W7 account?

I'm going to be putting W7 RTM on my folks machine very soon, and trying to get my mom to remember to click a shortcut under XP to connect to the ISP before she tries to send/receive mail has been a nightmare. Getting her to use the "connect to" start menu link or clicking on the systray icon under Windows 7 will be impossible I think.

We have 4 pc's using 3 different ISP's on our ADSL line so using our ADSL router to login for us is not an option.

A:Automatically connect a PPPoE connection on login?

Ah ha, figured it out.

Had to turn off "Prompt for name and password..." in the connection properties, and put a shortcut to the pppoe connection in user startup folder.

What had me fooled was finding a way to make a shortcut of the pppoe connection, which was hidden under "change adapter settings" section of the Network and Sharing Center in control panel.

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I use WinXP. I had recently got an ADSL connection (using PPPoE) from my local telephone company. It was working fine. The other day i saw that in the ADSL dial dialog box, the username had automatically changed. It became a portion of my real username along with a number which looked like some IP address.
Let's say my username was

, it changed to

. Some other settings also changed, like the Security Option was changed from Typical (Allow Unsecured Password) to Advanced.

So i deleted the connection and made a new PPPoE connection with the correct username and settings. It was fine even after a restart. But the next day the username and other settings again changed to the ones i had found in the deleted connection. Why is this happening? I have deleted all Malware/Adware,etc. from my system using Ad-aware Personal Edition. Please Help!

A:Username gets changed automatically in PPPoE connection

c'mon. can't neone help?

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Hello, I think I'm experiencing a NAT networking problem, as most games I play complain that my NAT is moderate, or sometimes strict. I've researched this and found out it may be a Double NAT problem.

I've also researched two solutions for this: Disable NAT and DCHP on either the modem or router, or set up a PPPoE connection between the two. Can someone tell me which one is the easiest to do and how to do it?

Router: Linksys E3200 w/ Cisco

Modem: Motorola SB5102

Other Info: This IS a broadband connection, and I believe it is a DSL or Cable setup. I also know how to access the router settings, and how to disable NAT and DCHP. However, I do not know how to connect to the modem (I do know the default IP for it) and don't know how to perform a PPPoE connection, as this would be my first time.

A:Setting up a PPPoE connection between router & modem

PPPoE is for DSL connections... Go to the router and modem websites and download the instructions from there. It will explain how to connect and access the router

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We have a fairly unstable Internet connection through Dodo (Please no quips about peanuts and monkeys, I know Dodo is a terrible ISP). They, and Telstra have refused to fix the problems, preferring instead to blame my equipment, despite the fact that I have replaced every part of the network many times over. Line noise on the connection is terrible, and causes anything up to 30+ disconnections a day, from anywhere between 10 seconds to 90 minutes.

As my sons play a lot of online gaming, disconnections not only kill the game, but also get them demoted on the servers.

So, they have a 3G mobile phone with 1.5GB data allowance per month.

But we are having problems finding any software (preferably FREE), that will let us set up a fail over environment such that when the PPPoE connection fails it switches to 3G, and automatically reverts to PPPoE when that service comes back online.

Any one know of any software that meets this need?


A:Internet connection failover PPPoE & 3G - What software

I think you are looking for Connectify dispatch which can use both the ISP connection and the 3G at the same time though it's not exactly free it may still be worth the price.

Connectify Dispatch - The Software Internet Load Balancer

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Hi guys, I am new to the forum. Well I have looked up answers to many problems on here before but never posted. This is the first time I was unable to find the answer to a problem on these forums.

My problem is:

I have an iBurst Modem which is used to connect to a wireless ISP. Normally I would connect this via a network cable directly to my built in PC LAN card. I am then able to connect to the internet by connecting using WAN miniport PPPOE by entering my username and password.

My problem is I have a N300 DGN2200 Netgear router which does not have a WAN port only 4 LAN ports and a telephone type connection for an ADSL input. The routers sold in South Africa do not have WAN ports on them standard.

If I connect the router directly to my PC and connect the Modem to the router LAN obviously it does not work as the ISP requires the connection to be through a WAN miniport PPOE type connection.

My MOBO has two LAN cards, so I thought I could connect the Netgear router to the second LAN port on my MOBO and then 'share' the WAN miniport with the LAN wireless connection so that I can broadcast the internet connection throughout the house.

Is there ANY way to share a WAN Miniport PPOE internet connection to another LAN and broadcast it wirelessly?

Please let me know if you need more information.

A:Sharing WAN PPPOE internet connection with Wireless LAN

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

I subscribed to your thread to see if anyone would pick it up. I've never done what you are trying to do, so I might not be the best person in the forum to help you work thru this... but here is what I would try:

1) Connect the Netgear router to the unused LAN card on your MOBO.

2) Restart the desktop computer.

3) Check to see if that LAN card is assigned an IP address by the Netgear router.
(via command prompt window and ipconfig)

4) W7 should ask you what type of network this is going to be - tell it Home network

5) Connect a device to the wireless part of the Netgear router.

6) Use that device to ping the IP address of that was assigned in step 3.
(I have a ping app on my phone.)

If the pings do not time out, then you have part of the issue worked out.

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I am using 7201 build and have been having this problem since 7137 build. I have PPPOE connection so i have to login using a username and password i got from my isp.
Now that i upgraded it always asks me enter user and pass.
If i disconnect and connect it always asks me even though i select the option "Remember my id and pass"

Any idea how to fix this

A:PPPOE connection wont stay logged in

Quote: Originally Posted by werD

I am using 7201 build and have been having this problem since 7137 build. I have PPPOE connection so i have to login using a username and password i got from my isp.
Now that i upgraded it always asks me enter user and pass.
If i disconnect and connect it always asks me even though i select the option "Remember my id and pass"

Any idea how to fix this

What kind of router? Were you able to store uid and pword in previous builds? did you have to store uid in the pc or router? More networking info would be helpful

Waiting for info


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Hi guys!

I'm having trouble configuring my router. I want it to auto connect to internet after the modem got disconnected. What I do now is everytime my connection is lost, I have to reboot my router. So is there a way to not reboot my router after it has regain the connection of the cable modem? I'm using a belkin router - N300.


A:Can I set the connection of PPPoE to be automatic on Belkin router?

More info needed to answer this question. Who is the ISP? what is the model of the DSL modem?? How is everything hooked up?? Generally speaking, a DSL provider gives/rents a DSL modem/router to the customer. if the connection is getting dropped that frequently there may be an issue on the ISPs end, an issue with DSL filter placement, phone line noise, etc. Post back please. Thanks!

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I recently had the pleasure of deleting my hard drive and doing a re-installation. What a treat.

Anyway, in the process of doing this I (finally) bought an external hard drive to use for backups. I have all my crucial (and not-so-crucial) data on it because it is so much larger than I absolutely need.

My question is this: Recently my computer hard drive has made a faint 'click' every once in a while. The computer is fine, but I suppose being gun-shy from my recent ordeal makes me a little skittish. I worry about the drive and wondered if there were problems if I were to copy my entire C:\ drive to this new external drive in case the one in the computer (it's 3 yrs old) goes out? Just make a complete copy, as is, and put it on the external drive 'cause space is no problem.

Any downside to this? I could, I guess, re-install a mirror image of my main drive and then use the weekly backups to bring it back up current if needed. Good idea? Bad idea?

Any better ideas? I'd be interested to hear people with more knowledge than myself's opinions and/or ideas on this.

Thanks for the time and info,


A:Solved: Information/opinion on Backup question

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Hello everyone,

I am facing a problem recently. I hope anyone of you can help me to solve it. Recently I have been installed Windows Eight Pro 64-bit in two of my desktop computers. One pc having motherboard Intel DG41 and the other one is Asus Sabertooth P55i. I have two external Realtek NIC card installed in both of the pcs. When I was using Windows Seven 64-bit, I installed PPPOE as follows:

=> Conrtol Pannel
=> Network and Sharing Center
=> Setup a new connection or network
=> Connect to BROADBAND (PPPOE) [something like that]

But when I am trying to install pppoe on windows eight like the same process, it shows "Unable to install PPPOE" kinds of message and reboot. I thought the NIC card driver was not installed properly so I re-install the NIC card driver and again tried but it crashes and then reboot.

The funny part is, when I plugged the Ethernet cable into my built-in NIC card (the one that is embeded on Motherboard), it doesnt reboot and installed successfully. But I need to use the external NIC card and with that I am unable to connect to PPPOE.

Can anybody help me please solving this issue? I face the same problem in both of my pc and now I have to use the built-in NIC card. Is there any solution to use the external NIC??

A:Unable to install PPPOE connection with external NIC card

I assume your external cards are WiFi is that correct ?

On my system I setup router with PPPOe and then using a usb WiFi simply used new connection.

May or may not work for you but bon chance as they say


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I have a PPPoE internet connetion from my ISP. Every time I want to access the internet connection I have to goto the setting and in that I have to open it and then have to dial it.
This is the traditional way to log in but I wanted to make a batch file in which the PPPoE user name and password is saved and after executing the batch file the PPPoE connection will be established.
Please help me with the proper batch code . . .

A:Creating the PPPOE internet connection using batch file

how is your computer connected to your modem is it via Ethernet cable, USB or wireless? and how are you connected to the internet. You normally would log into your modem/router and put your user name and password in there with whatever other parameters your ISP gave you and then restart the modem and your computer and it should just work. Did you install any software when connecting the modem as unless you're using a 3G or a 4G type mobile wireless internet device Windows takes care of this things efficiently and without much fanfare or offering to sell you whatever other 3rd party software so often does

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I did my upgrade quite shortly ago.
Basically before that upgrade I had 2 connections at the same time: Local Area Connection with Ethernet and my PPPOE connection as advised by my provider.

I've been using my PPPOE connection for years to sidestep some connection issues especially with uPnP, but now my internet only works through Ethernet and when I also start in my dial-up section the PPPOE connection, Windows 10 reports the "no internet connection" problem.

After using "Troubleshoot problems" it resets the required parts and reports solving "Gateway is not available" problem.

1)I've already tried to reinstall all network drivers by deleting them first with device manager and through netcfg ?d in command line.
2)I don't know if it helps but my BitDefender reports new adapters upon starting PPPOE: Teredo Tunneling and 6to4
3)I already tried to set Local Area Connection to Home and my other connection to Public and also all other possible permutations of settings

Any help is appreciated! Thanks!

A:After upgrading to 10 PPPOE connection stops internet from working

After trying out more options I think that my problem is with "use default gateway on remote network" option in adapters not working properly - without it PPPOE connection works.

But I need it.
Does anyone, by chance, have some advices?

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Been having this issue with my Buffalo AirStation WHR-G300N Wireless router, and I'm starting to go nuts with it. I tried restoring it to factory settings but that didn't do anything, now I'd like to get this working pretty quickly because my mom likes to use the internet and this is the only wireless router I have.

Additional info: In my room there is a Cisco EPC3825 modem which gives me internet through cable and then I have another cable going to another room where the wireless router is at.

I'm a bit unsure as to what kind of information I'm supposed to give, at least I hope this is a good start.

Boris over and out!

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Hi guys

I've just bought a D-Link Wireless Router and USB network card and, after loads of messing around, I've managed to connect to the Internet, but now it's really quite slow. I moved the USB card to another port which has increased the speed, but it's still not at the levels it should be (although Windows says I'm getting between 15 and 60 Mbps.

I tried altering so many setting just to get the Internet connected that it's quite possible I have changed something I shouldn't have. Or could it just be the speed of the USB, and if so, how can I improve this?

What kind of information do I need to provide to get some help on this?

Thanks in advance.


A:Various problems with PPPOE internet connection and D-Link Wireless N Router

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Just wondering if any personal information is given when you give someone your ComboFix Log or your DDS Log.

I know they need it to identify any problems but their are some random numbers and stuff in the Log Files - I'm not sure if any of that is personal info.

A:[SOLVED] [QUICK QUESTION] Is any personal information given when you send some1 your

Not usually. If someone's PC user name is their real name (which is never a good idea, but folks do this often), that would be posted openly, but other than that, there's no real personally identifying data in the logs.

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i have this 3 sets of computers the other 1 is a server which is already connected to internet using PPPoE Broand Band Connection. I already enabled the Internet Connection Sharing for the home network and configured the workstations/client PC. All of them can now access the internet but some websites wont open like yahoomail.com, hotmail.com, friendster.com etc. but the yahoo.com itself and the other links/websites can be viewed i can even connect to mirc and other instant messenger.

can anyone help me please T_T

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I have installed Windows 7 Home premium on my desktop. 
My NIC is not identifying my network and I can't ping anything.  I have called comcast and verified my account member id and password.  I am able to connect to my laptop PPPoE but on my desktop, I can't!
I am having a big issue I came across some options to delte some Registry Stuff in regedit but I am not sure if this is correct?  My NIC has never had any problems in the past up until now
I am getting the error "Connection failed with error 711"
Also with my router I am also not able to have a hard wired connection from the desktop to the router.  I have been connecting with the Wireslss NIC--no issues.
I want a hard wired connection though for other reasons now!
Does anyone have a soultion for this?  I looked it up on online and get a ton of suggestions but I don't know whats correct or waht to delete from my registry .
Please there has to be a fix.. ?

A:Windows 7 Home Premium Problem w/NIC or PPPoE "Connection failed with error 711"

I think I'd replace the ethernet NIC or router...sounds like a hardware problem from what I see.
At the least, I would test the router on another system.
I suggest leaving the idea of "deleting things in the registry"...far outside the scope of intended actions until you have verified that the hardware is not at fault.

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Like the title says...

- I have a D-Link DI-604 router
- Have been using it for over a year with only periodic disconnects (still pain in the a$S but tolerable)
- As of ~2 months ago it started with a daily connection drop
- Reason for disconnect as per Log: "PPPoE: Receive PADT TAG" ... "Disconnect PPPoE line"
- Situation became gradually more and more frequent to the point where it would not even establish connection
- The Log would read as above "PPPoE: Receive PADT TAG" ... "Disconnect PPPoE line" ... followed by ... "PPPoE try to re-connect automatically" ... followed by "PPPoE: Receive PADT TAG" ... etc. in a vicious, never ending loop
- D-Link just replaced the unit with a later version of the model, revision E1 (original was revision A2)
- New unit performs the same, no change, still will not connect
- ISP is SYMPATICO and I have no issues with the SpeedStream DSL modem on its' own

Can someone suggest what I should do? Has anyone encountered the same problem and/or found a 'fix' ?

A:D-Link DI-604 error: "PPPoE: Receive PADT TAG" ... Disconnect PPPoE line

Have you tried contactin your ISP to see if they are experiencing problems? They might be able to shed some more light on your siutation and work you through it. I'm sure they get these sorts of issues daily. Not that we can't help, but it might be easier from them

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Hi, First off. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

I am getting a strange problem with my connections at home. In my house we have 2 different telephone numbers and 2 different Broadband connections. My connection has 1 PC and 1 Laptop on it.

It appears as if i've connected to the internet, but I cannot access certain things. I can go on windows live messenger, but i cannot load certain websites. E.G ebay doesn't load properly.

Also google wont load until i refresh it.

(this happens on all the computers on both connections so it's not an isolated computer problem)

I have tried doing an ipconfig/flushdns etc to no avail, rebooted the routers, computers. I have phoned up the ISP who have tested the line and said it's fine..

Can anyone make sense of this?


Paste of Ipconfig/all

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Geoff-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 6:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros L1 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Ba
se-T Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-C6-A3-09-7F
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . :... Read more

A:Solved: Very Strange Connection Problems

whats the make model of the router

Is the problem with Both machines or just one

you say you have two seperate ISP on two lines
is the problem on both ISP or just one - can you detail

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