My DSL hookup does not use a modem, what now?

Discussion in 'Broadband Hardware' started by pcoverstone, Jan 20, 2004.

  1. pcoverstone

    pcoverstone Guest

    I recently purchased a MN-700 router to network my
    computers. I have DSL service through BellSouth.
    Unfortunately, I have fiber optic cable to the jack.
    From the jack it is a straight ethernet cable to the
    computer. No modem. Getting on the internet is through
    a PPPoP connection. I tried to hook up the ethernet
    cable to the router and from the router back to the
    computer. During setup I selected PPPoP setup, however it
    cannot logon to the internet. My computer recognizes the
    router, but if I try to connect to the Internet with the
    router installed, I receive an error message. Is there
    an installation process for setups that do not have a
    modem? I contacted my service provider and they stated
    that they do not support ANY network with fiber optics,
    regular copper wire, yes, fiber optic, no. Does anyone
    else out there have any experience with this problem? I
    if so, I would greatly appreciate any assistance.
    pcoverstone, Jan 20, 2004
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  2. It seems you're still trying to do PPPoE from your computer while router is
    in the middle.

    Internet <-> MN700 <-> Computer

    You should configure PPPoE and provide your credentials on MN700, it will
    establish the session, and share the connection on your home network via


    Baris Eris [MS], Jan 20, 2004
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  3. pcoverstone

    Nelson Lee Guest

    Nelson Lee, Jan 20, 2004
  4. pcoverstone

    Guest Guest

    If after following the other posters instructions, try to
    clone your PC IP address.
    Guest, Jan 21, 2004
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