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"Could not find a PPPoE server"  help

7319 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 10, 2008 10:52 PM by BDAqua RSS
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Dec 18, 2007 8:31 AM
"Could not find a PPPoE server" this is the message I get when I try to connect to the internet via my wireless netgear modem. I have other Pcs which use this modem and all work fine (non of them are Macs) I have previously been able to connect using my Mac but I haven't been on for while. I tried recently and this is the message I get.
It shows that the connection to my network is very good but it cannot find a PPPoE server.
I have gone to System Preferences>Network>PPPoE where it shows my 'service provider' 'account name' and 'password'. The password is only showing 8 digits but my actual password for my wireless network has 10 digits, each time I try to change the password and click 'apply' it overrides it and puts the password back to 8 digits.

How can I solve this problem and get my mac to connect to my wireless network?
Apple iMAC, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,715 points)
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    Dec 18, 2007 11:10 AM (in response to looebay)
    Don't worry about the 8 dots, that's just to help obsfucate your Password from people viewing your screen.

    To see what PW is actually stored, use Utilities>Keychain Access, Unlock it, highlight that account, click Show Password...

    It may pay to either delete that account & redo it, or use the Keychain First Aid under the Windows menu item.
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,715 points)
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    Dec 19, 2007 1:10 AM (in response to looebay)
    What kind of Encrytion & Router are we talking about?
  • Peter Bulman Calculating status...
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    Jan 10, 2008 9:39 PM (in response to looebay)
    Hi I've also been annoyed by this message and need help to fix it.
    I'm running an iMac Intel with 10.5. But the problem has been persisting since 10.4 although I'm happily connected to the web through airport and base station.
    Can you please offer a suggestion?
    iMac Intel, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,715 points)
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    Jan 10, 2008 10:52 PM (in response to Peter Bulman)
    To get proper attention to your particular problem, start a New Topic... not many people look at a Solved Topic for a question, rather an answer!

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