682 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Mar 19, 2007 8:36 AM by philsmith_dot_com
I think the MacBook should be set to connect via Airport Extreme not PPoE if you are trying to connect wirelessly and the router would have to be set for 802.11b,g or n The trouble is, not all ISPs are compatible with Airport Extreme. If you are trying to connect wired, then you would have to set the MacBook to connect via Built-in Ethernet and TCP/IP using DHCP.
Your WRT54g should not be configured for PPoE. It's the modem that should be configured for PPoE and by what you've written, it sounds like it's setup correctly.
The WRT54g should have a configuration type of 'Automatic Configuration - DHCP'.
You also need to make sure that the DSL modem is plugged into the WAN port on the WRT54G. Setting DHCP on all of your clients should be fine, you might run into port forwarding issues later on, but you can leave that for another day.
Is the WRT54g successfully supplying the Macbook with an IP address?
Ctomer is right, there is no problem with the WRT
router lineup but the Mac must be set to DHCP not
I think he may have the Mac setup correctly already. He mentions that plugging the Mac into the DSL modem works. I'm guessing then that the DSL modem is providing his Macbook with an IP address.
AFAIK PPOE is only used by devices that connect directly to the telephone/cable line (ADSL/DSL).
One other thing to check is that the internet connection doesn't restrict connections for a particular MAC address. My ISP used to do this. That might explain why connecting the Mac to the DSL modem works whilst connecting the router to the DSL modem doesn't. If this is the case, then it's easy to sort out. Find the MAC address of the NIC used on the Macbook. Note it down, then use this MAC address in the WRT54g's "Clone Address" (I think that's what it's called) setting.
AFAIK PPOE is only used by devices that connect
directly to the telephone/cable line (ADSL/DSL).
No, PPPoE can be used anywhere, but the other devices need to be put in what's called "bridge" mode in order to pass the protocol along. If the router and the modem are all set to bridge PPPoE can be done on the Mac. But this is silly. If the modem is already set up, set the router to bridge and the Mac to DHCP.