Creating PPP over Ethernet Dial-Up Connections

PPP over Ethernet dial-up connections can be most conveniently created with the Dial-Up Connection Setup application provided with the protocol, which creates dial-up connections with all the correct settings at the click of a button.

  1. Click the Start button on the taskbar and select Run… to bring up the Run dialog box.
  2. Type RASPPPOE in the edit field and click the OK button to run the Dial-Up Connection Setup application.
  3. If the application quits with an error message, follow the advice it gives.
  4. A dialog box comes up with a combo box labeled Query available PPP over Ethernet Services through Adapter: at the top. Select the network adapter your broadband modem is connected to from the list. If the protocol is only operating on one network adapter, the box will be grayed out as there is no choice to make.
  5. Generally, it is recommended that you create a connection for an adapter, not for a specific service, so that it continues to work even if your service provider changes the server or service name. To do this, simply click the Create a Dial-Up Connection for the selected Adapter button now. Shortly afterwards, a shortcut to the new dial-up connection named Connection through Adapter Name should show up on your desktop.
  6. After you have created the connection(s) you need, click the Exit button to quit the application.
  7. Double-click the desktop icon for the dial-up connection you created.
  8. In the Connect Connection Name window, enter your user name and password if your service provider requires authentication.
  9. Click on the Dial button. If all goes well, you should be connected to the Internet almost instantly. If not, see Troubleshooting
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