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532 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Jan 26, 2013 11:49 AM by Bluenosed Punter RSS
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Jan 14, 2013 5:02 AM

Hello,

 

I have an Airport Extreme which I am attempting to set up.  My router is currently a Netgear DG834PN which I set to 'modem only' in order to use the AE - all well and good and I can get so far with the setting up,  but cannot get internet connectivity.  I have now found out that my isp uses PPPoA and not PPPoE  - can anyone tell me what I have to do to get the dang thing working - if at all?

iMac (27-inch Mid 2010), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (75,555 points)
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    Jan 14, 2013 7:10 AM (in response to Bluenosed Punter)

    Unfortunately, Apple does not support PPPoA on the AirPort Extreme or their other routers, so your options are limited:

     

    1) Configure the Netgear device to provide the PPPoA connection service and then set up the AirPort Exreme to operate in Bridge Mode

     

    2) If you want the AirPort Extreme to perform as the "main" router, you might look into a device like the Draytek Vigor 120 which could possibly act to convert PPPoA to PPPoE. In this case, the Netgear device that you have now would not be needed.

     

    Vigor 120 ADSL Ethernet Modem - DrayTek UK

  • Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (11,010 points)
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    Jan 14, 2013 4:10 PM (in response to Bluenosed Punter)

    I'm a great believer in the KISS principle.

     

    Configuration is simple if you start from a factory default condition.  Then connect the Airport to AC power and finally to the Internet modem (or modem/router).  Open Airport Utility on your Mac or other computer and accept all of the recommendations.  After confirming that it works, insert your desired administrative and WiFi passwords.

     

    Do not expect the Airport to respond instantly to the configuration commands.  BE PATIENT!

  • Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (11,010 points)
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    Jan 15, 2013 9:07 AM (in response to Bluenosed Punter)

    I certainly hope that something works for you.

  • Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (75,555 points)
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    Jan 15, 2013 9:25 AM (in response to Bluenosed Punter)

    It doesn't help that Apple use PPPoE and my isp uses PPPoA.

    That is why I suggested that you look at a device like the Draytek Vigor 120, which is designed for your type of application.

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