Why does PPPOE want a username and password?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Stephen Anders, May 11, 2007.

  1. I'm trying to set up a Home Basic laptop to access the Internet through a
    broadband router using an ethernet cable. This should be easy, but Vista
    seems to only offer wireless, dial-up or PPPOE with username and password.
    But the ISP doesn't give out usernames and passwords, 'cos the router is
    proprietary and does all those usual DHCP/DNS and NATty things and gives the
    client 192.168.1.xx etc. etc. Why does Vista want a username and password
    for PPPOE? And more to the point, how do I get round this?


    Stephen Anders, May 11, 2007
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  2. Stephen Anders

    GTS Guest

    If you are connecting to a router you probably don't need to set up a
    connection at all. (A PPPOE logon if required is normally configured to be
    done by the router.) The Local Area Connection for your Ethernet port
    should be all you need. Have you in tried to access the Internet? Are you
    getting an IP address from the router? Please run ipconfig in a command
    prompt and report the results.
    GTS, May 11, 2007
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  3. Stephen Anders

    ramachandran Guest

    If you have not been provided with a username and passwd by ur ISP or a
    connection dialer you dont need one to access the internet. As pointe out
    below just check if you are getting an IP address. You can just open IE and
    start accessing the net. You should have connectivity

    ramachandran, May 12, 2007
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