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Setting up SBC Global DSL PPPOE with a Router
Article ID: KB10934324
Product Class:Routers
Operating System:Windows
Last Modified Date:08/13/2002 17:28:52

Q U E S T I O N
How do I setup SBC Global DSL PPPOE with a router?

A N S W E R
The following article will walk you through connecting SBC Global connect it to the WAN port of the router.
5. Take a different Ethernet cable and plug it into port closest to the WAN port, or into the LAN port.
6. Look on the front of the router. The following lights should be illuminated:
- Power
- WAN Link
- Link/Act (On the port that you connected your computer to)
- Note If other lights other than Link/Act are illuminated on this port, that is normal
- You may have a few other lights illuminated depending on the model number router you have, but the 3 above must be illuminated for proper connection.
7. Hold the Reset button on the router for 30 seconds or more
8. Restart your computer

Configuring the Router.
1. Go to your desktop and double click on Internet Explorer (Located on the Start Menu in Windows XP)
2. When "Internet Explorer" opens type 192.168.1.1[?] into the "Address" bar and click on Go
3. The "Enter Network Password" window will appear.
4. Skip user name and type admin (admin is the default password) as the password, and click OK
5. Scroll down on this page and look for (on older firmware) PPPoE or select the option for PPPoE under "WAN Connection type"
6. Username: main email name@sbcglobal.net
7. Select the option for "Keep Alive" with a redial period of 180
8. Click on the Apply button.
9. Then click on the Continue button
10. Exit Internet Explorer

Power Cycling
1. Shut down your computer
2. Unplug the power from the router
3. Unplug the power from the DSL modem
4. Wait for 30 seconds and re apply power to the DSL modem
5. Once the lights on the DSL modem stop blinking power up the router
6. Start up your PC

Checking your Connection to SBC Global.
1. Go to your desktop and double click on Internet Explorer (Located on the Start Menu in Windows XP)
2. When "Internet Explorer" opens type 192.168.1.1/Status.htm[?] into the "Address" bar and click on Go
3. The "Enter Network Password" window will appear.
4. Skip user name and type admin (admin is the default password) as the password, and click OK
5. On the left of the "Status" page you will see "PPPoE Enabled", and to the right you will see the Status of the connection. It can be one of the following:
- Disconnected
- Connecting
- Connected
6. If the status is "Connected" you should be able to browse the web, if not reboot your computer
7. If you get an error message please repeat the "Configuring the router" and "Power Cycling" steps with a different username.
- If all four connections fail then please see our knowledge base articles on the error you're getting.

From Linksys Knowledge Base

Ameritech setup is basically the same. Only thing different is the domain name.
Here's a "DSL with PPPoE" step-by-step:

Connecting your DSL modem to the router.
1. First connect directly to your DSL modem without the router and verify that you can get on line.
2. Once you've verified that you can get onto the internet without the router please proceed. If you can not please contact your ISP for further assistance.
3. Now unplug the Ethernet cable that connects to your DSL modem from the back of your computer.
4. Take the connection that you just unplugged from the back of your computer and Setting up Ameritech PPPOE with a router information.


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Note: This information was obtained from the Linksys web site:
Setting up Ameritech PPPoE with a Router.
Setting up SBC Global DSL PPPoE with a Router.
BBR has a Linksys Forum and a Linksys FAQ
Note:Different models and firmware versions prevent the information given from being very specific.

Configuring the Linksys Router.
These instructions assume the computers TCP/IP Properties are configured to " Obtain an IP Address Automatically"
1. Connect the Linksys power supply and connect a Lan port to the computers Lan port.
2. Go to your desktop and double click on Internet Explorer (Located on the Start Menu in Windows XP)
3. When "Internet Explorer" opens type 192.168.1.1[?] into the "Address" bar and click on Go
4. The "Enter Network Password" window will appear.
5. Skip user name and type admin (admin is the default password) as the password, and click OK
6. Scroll down on this page and look for (on older firmware) PPPoE or select the option for PPPoE under "WAN Connection type"
7. Username: yahootheclown@sbcglobal.net or yahootheclown@ameritech.net and your password.
8. Select the option for "Keep Alive" with a redial period of 180
9. Click on the Apply button.
10. Then click on the Continue button
11. Exit Internet Explorer

Power Cycling:
1. Shut down your computer
2. Unplug the power from the router
3. Unplug the power from the DSL modem
4. Wait for 30 seconds and re apply power to the DSL modem
5. Once the lights on the DSL modem stop blinking power up the router
6. Start up your PC

Checking your internet Connection:
1. Go to your desktop and double click on Internet Explorer (Located on the Start Menu in Windows XP)
2. When "Internet Explorer" opens type 192.168.1.1/Status.htm[?] into the "Address" bar and press the "enter" key or left click the "go" button
3. The "Enter Network Password" window will appear.
4. Skip user name and type admin (admin is the default password) as the password, and click OK
5. On the left of the "Status" page you will see "PPPoE Enabled", and to the right you will see the Status of the connection. It can be one of the following:
- Disconnected
- Connecting
- Connected
6. If the status is "Connected" you should be able to browse the web, if not reboot your computer
7. If you get an error message please repeat the "Configuring the router" and "Power Cycling" steps with a different username.
- If all four connections fail then please see our knowledge base articles on the error you're getting.
Once the router is configured correctly you should change the default password and record it for reference.
You should also add the "Enter Network Password" page to the Favorites List, and review the user manual.

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last modified: 2005-06-28 13:46:08