Solved PPPoE and Linksys E1000

September 16, 2012 at 17:57:50
Specs: Windows 7
I recently got a wireless service provider. They installed a PowerDsine 3001 that connects to the wireless receiver outside of the house. If I plug my PC into it and put in my PPPoE information: username & password, I can get on-line without a problem. Now I'm trying to set-up my Linksys E1000 router so the rest of my network can access the outside world.

I updated the firmware. I set it to PPPoE and put in my username and password. I go to the Status tab and click on connect. After a minute or so, I get the "Can not get ip address from PPPoE". I'm stumped.


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#1
September 17, 2012 at 07:44:21
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It could be your provider has registered the MAC address of your computer to that connection. If this is the case, you can "spoof" your computer's network interface MAC address on your router. At least, most of the modern routers I've worked with allow you to change the WAN MAC.

To find out your computer's NIC MAC, open a command prompt window (ie: Start >> Run >> type cmd and hit enter) and perform the following command:

ipconfig /all

Once you do that, you should see an entry "physical address". That's your NIC's MAC address, that's the one to use in your router.

Oh and regarding that MAC, for some odd reason, Microsoft decided to use a dash "-" between number sets whereas everyone else in the world uses a colon ":". When you go to enter that address in your router, use a colon.

If spoofing your computers MAC doesn't work, call your provider. They can help you.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#2
September 17, 2012 at 19:00:39
That worked! Thank you.

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#3
September 18, 2012 at 07:30:25
My pleasure!

Thanks for getting back to us and letting us know what worked. You might just help somebody else out because you did so.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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