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  1. Linux Manual
  2. Installation & Internet
  3. About the Author
  4. Content
  5. Installation
  6. Choosing a Linux Distribution
  7. Partition types
  8. Fdisk
  9. Understanding Mount Point /mnt
  10. Linux File Structure
  11. Creating a boot disk
  12. Welcome to Linux Installation
  13. Installation mode
  14. Partitioning
  15. Creating partitions with Druid
  16. Creating partitions manually
  17. Formatting Partitions
  18. Individual packages selection
  19. The root account
  20. Network configuration
  21. The time zone
  22. Configuring Services
  23. Configuring X
  24. Installing Mandrake 9.1 & 9.2
  25. Installation Class
  26. The Drake X Partitioning
  27. Package Selection
  28. Configuring X
  29. The Internet
  30. Creating a new user
  31. Getting online
  32. Configuring the connection (Dial UP)
  33. High Speed Internet
  34. DSL Modems and Cable modems
  35. Connecting DSL as DHCP
  36. Setting up a Plain Cable Modem (DOCSIS)
  37. Connecting an ISDN
  38. Using Routers
  39. Login Protocols
  40. PPPoE
  41. WAN IP Address
  42. Commercial Configuration
  43. Troubleshooting

Configuring the connection with Login
RFC 2516 PPPoE

Fig 2.35
Fig. 2.35

If you are in wizard mode, and you answered yes, it requires a login. It will redirect you to a page to enter the required information. If it doesn't redirect you, check under the Setup option. There might be a way to get to the page to enter the information. Enter your account name (may also called Host Name)

Enter the domain name; this is needed to access services such as mail or news servers. If you leave the domain blank the router will attempt to get this information automatically from the ISP

  • Enter the login name and password provided by your ISP

Domain name server (DNS), Get it automatically should be fine. Only if the ISP does not transmit it to the router during login; then enter it manually.

  • Click on Apply
  • Router's Mac Address: This is used on the Internet port, some ISP's will record it and it will be served for them as a unique address to accept traffic from. (Don't worry; I never had a problem with it. Just leave it as default).
  • Click on Apply.

Click on the test button to launch the browser. It will most likely take you to the manufacturer's web site. You can also test this by exiting the router's configuration page and re-open the browser and enter any domain. If you get to the requested page then you have it successfully configured.

Note. Some routers require you to save and reboot for the changes to take effect. Read your manual it should have all the information you need.