WAN IP Not Available

March 3, 2010 at 23:16:23
Specs: Windows 7
my Dlink DSL 2540U can sync to the DSL line
but there's always this red light and there's no
connection, but i can connect to the internet
using dialup from windows, the problem is i'm
sharing this connection between 4 computer
via router and since the router isn't giving the
connection, i can now use internet in only 1 of
the comp. is there any way to fix the router
changing firmware may be or sharing the same
dialup connection between other comp 2

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March 4, 2010 at 00:21:34

No, not at all possible. To share a dial-up through a router you need a router designed for that purpose. When dial up was more common they were available but were prohibitively expensive then, they would be even more so now.

The only way you can share a dial-up connection between two or more computers is via Internet Connection Sharing. This means that the computer that has the Modem connected to it acts as hosts and shares the connection with the other computers.


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March 4, 2010 at 08:07:04
I believe you are confusing dial up with pppoe. Though you have to "dial in" to the server and authenicate before you get on the internet, you are on a broadband connection.

I suspect you need to clone the mac address of the single working pc to that of the routers wan interface. This is very simple to do. Usually there is in the wan config page a button to "clone workstation mac address" or a place to input the mac address of the pc that can get online.

You can get the pcs mac address [physical address] with an ipconfig /all at a cmd prompt.

Your router also needs to support pppoe and you need to set it up with the pppoe password. This should all be covered in the router user manual.

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