7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 9, 2011 2:08 PM by ssls6
Tim_888 Level 1 (0 points)
I have connected my iPad to my network at home but I am unsure on how to insert my internet username and password to allow me to access the internet. Is it possible to do this or will I have to reconfigure my router.

  • Rudegar Level 7 (25,480 points)
    it's unclear what you are talking about
    are you talking about the password for your wifi's encryption
    or do you have some special setup where you have to apply a user name and password to get on to the Internet `?

    if so then I would try opening a browser and if it didn't go automatic to the login page I would type in the ip of the router
  • William YZF-R1 Level 1 (20 points)
    I also use bridging, in my setup the "primary" router is the one connected to the internet and is configured with the username and password. The bridged mode just means both routers are configured to talk to each other wirelessly but only the "primary" one is plugged into the phone line for internet.

    In my network the "secondary" is merely a WAP & has an Xbox 360 connected to it by ethernet, although other wireless devices can connect to either the WAP or Router.
  • Tim_888 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am referring to my router is set up so that it is not continually on the internet and when I want to go on the internet I basically dial out using my adsl account username and password. I am looking for where I can input the adsl account username and password to allow me to connect to the internet using the iPad.

    I have been to the browser and no request to input username and password comes up.

  • ssls6 Level 4 (2,855 points)
    sounds like your router is using flash in a webpage to enter credentials. See if you can communicate with your router using telnet, then use a telnet ipad apps to enter your credentials. Maybe this will work. You can test by using a PC to access your router but turn flash off, see if the same thing happens.

    Out of curiosity, why do you keep your internal net off the WAN?
  • Tim_888 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am not sure if it has anything to do with flash on the router.

    To connect my laptop (windows based) to the internet I create a PPPoE connection which allows me to use my username and password to access the internet and this is what I will need to do on the Ipad. Hope this makes it cleared to what I am looking to do.

    I isolate the internet as the bandwidth is expensive here in South Africa (appoximatly $10 for 1GB) and my account allows me to use 5GB a month so I try not to waste it.
  • Mark Shykula Level 1 (70 points)
    I don't believe the ipad, ipod or iphone can establish a PPoE connection directly over the wifi as they have not mechanism to authenticate to your isp. Therefore, for your setup I believe you would need to establish a PPPoE with your computer or laptop and then create a wifi bridge from an authenticated device.
  • ssls6 Level 4 (2,855 points)
    That makes it more clear, if your router is giving you an IP (dns is running), then your iPad should be able to access the router in safari or whatever you use. Once on the router home page, you should be able to enter your credentials. If you can't I would suspect the webpage on the router uses protocol that can't be interpreted by safari which leads me to believe flash is involved. Just a guess and I hope you get your problem fixed.