Solved PPPoE connection over a belkin wifi router

January 23, 2014 at 00:12:02
Specs: Windows 7
I have a LAN cable internet connection which works perfectly fine on the username and password given by the ISP with my laptop, but as soon as i try to set up the belkin wifi router i recently bought, it shows "not connected" in bright red. i dont have a choice of internet providers because the area i live in is supplied by just 1 ISP. the cost of configuring the router is more than the installation cost itself. i have tried cloning my laptop's MAC address but that too doesnt work. i tried connecting my laptop onto 1 of the wired ports of the router, and dialed from my laptop, that works fine. but the router itself doesnt connect to the ISP. i even tried manually entering the IP address that was assigned to the laptop, into the router's configuration box, still no success. any help? p.s. the modem light keeps blinking red all the time

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#1
January 23, 2014 at 06:19:54
You need to go into the router, and use the set up wizard to create a pppoe connection or a connection that requires a username and password. If you don't get prompted to enter a username and password, you are doing it wrong. Did the router come with a manual or one you can download?

To err is human but to really screw things up, you need a computer!

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#2
January 23, 2014 at 06:22:09
You connect to a wired port on the router so you have a physical connection to the router. You do not Dial in. You need to create a pppoe connection. Log into the router and try the set up wizard.

To err is human but to really screw things up, you need a computer!


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January 23, 2014 at 10:15:56
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thanks hopperRox, but when i mistakingly turned the router upside down, it started working. turns out, the internet jack was loose, i immediately returned the router to the shop i got it from, and got another one. this one works just fine. i shudder to think, had i not found out the problem this way, i would have hurled abuses to every1 and worse, would never have found out the problem at all!!! cheerz!!!

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#4
January 23, 2014 at 11:24:59
Don't forget, unpack from the box and shake product vigorously, noting any odd rattles.....glad you found it and got it under warrranty.

To err is human but to really screw things up, you need a computer!


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