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 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: trouble connecting via pppoe
 Date:  Tue, 22 Jun 2004 09:32:57 -0400

I guess replying to my own question is not great nettiquette but i am 
very surprised that i have not gotten a single response or comment :(
Doesn't anyone have any suggestions for this problem or even comments 
about what the log entries show? I thought i gave a detailed description 
of the problem, maybe i was wrong. If so please suggest kindly what 
information i should include in future posts.



[|] wrote:

> Hi,
> Recently 3Mbit DSL service became available in my area. I currently the
> regular 1.5Mbit service. The 3Mbit service is only available via pppoe
> while my current service has a static IP address. To migrate my ISP they
> would first switch my service to pppoe.. and then upgrade the service.
> I was on the phone with a technician while they switched me to pppoe and
> while I adjusted the settings of the wan interface of my m0n0wall.
> I plugged in the username/password my ISP provided me.
> However the m0n0wall could not establish a connection.
> The log entries the m0n0wall made can be seen here:
> http://n0t.net/m0n0wall.log.txt
> The tech had me connect my laptop directly to the DSL modem, a Westel
> Wirespeed  Model C90-36R516 Rev 8. I was able to establish a pppoe
> connection from Windows XP on my laptop.
> The tech suggested i get a new router (yeah right). I asked him to
> switch me back to my static IP address while i would investigate what
> the cause could be. He confirmed with me that the MTU for the pppoe
> should be 1492.
> I searched the mailing list archives for people with similar problems
> and didn't come up with much. One post suggested to the user to make
> sure his DSL modem is in some kind of bridge mode. But I don't think my
> DSL modem can be managed or configured.
> Any help is appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Axel


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