I thought I knew a fair bit about computers until I try networking! For some reason I always have SOO much trouble getting wireless networks and modems to work properly!
I have searched the internet for several days now trying to solve my problem, but as of yet have not found the right answer. I was hoping someone could help me.
I previously had a wireless g modem/router. Worked fine, but I wanted more speed (locally) and some other features (USB, etc).
So I bought a D-Link DSL-502T modem and Asus RT-N16 wireless N router. I originally tried bridging my old G modem/router, but it just wouldn’t work so I thought I would just use a straight modem instead and sell the modem/router.
My provider, XNet in New Zealand, has the following settings:
PP Setting: PPP over ATM (RFC2364) VCMUX encapsulation
VCI Setting: 100
Primary DNS: recurse1.wxnz.net or 126.96.36.199
Secondary DNS:ns2.xnet.co.nz or 188.8.131.52
Basically, my problem revolves around bridging! I tried bridging the D-Link DSL-502T, which seemed to work. Then I connected the Ethernet to the Asus RT-N16 WAN port.
This is where my problems start. In the Asus interface, there is NO OPTION for PPPoA. Only PPPoE, Dynamic IP, Static IP, and some others. Entering my username and password with PPPoE does not work, as it fails to connect to the internet (the router tells me there is a problem.
The ONLY way I can get it all to work is if I get the D-Link DSL-502T to connect to the internet, then connect the Asus RT-N16 and set it to Dynamic IP.
However, my ping is suddenly really bad (130 and above), and although my line speed is about the same web pages take forever to start loading.
So I suppose my questions are:
1) IS it better to have the MODEM in bridge mode and have the router put in the connection details?
2) If so, what am I doing wrong?
3) Can PPPoE work as PPPoA?
4) Is it my current way of connecting that is causing the large ping and lag?
ALL help is so very much appreciated! Networking is painful for me!