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Pppoe Service Name On Wrt54gr Linksys Router


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#1 Wassim

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 04:38 PM

i am intending to get a new internet service from my ISP, but it's connection method is PPPOE and requires me a Username and password of ocurse and a Service name in order to connect, now i want to connect that to my WRT54GR linksys router, but on the Setup page of the router when i chose PPPOE i only get a Username and password option, and no option for Service Name.

does it mean i will not be able to connect using that service through this router?

There is something on the set up page where i can put a hostname, is it the same as service name? if i put the service name provided by the ISP in the Hostname field will it work?

any clue anyone?

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 10:34 PM

Leave it blank. Mine is.
Where username is I needed to type name@provider.xxx
If you said who your ISP will be, people who use that ISP could help you better. Mine is Verizon.

Make sure to enter the DNS servers which your ISP should provide you.

What is the service name? what does it do?
Hostname is blank on my router wrt54g. Ask your ISP if they need it.

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 01:11 AM

When you set up a PPPOE on windows XP you will go through the Steps from the wizard from within Internet Explorer ->Tools -> Internet Options .....

Once the Icon of the PPPOE of the connection is crated right click on it and in the General Tab that you will see there is Service Name to fill.

Some ISP's require that Service Name to be filled, other don't...

seems mine does, so i guess i need to set it up on the router too, and i can't find a place on my router where i can set it.
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Posted 28 February 2008 - 11:54 PM

Hostname refers to how you may want to call your router when NetBios is used. It's irrelevant to PPPoE. But maybe not :thumbsup:

You still did not tell us what that "service" thing is.

Usually service refers to settings on the other tabs in Linksys - something like what traffic you'd be permitting or routing, and what service (ports) for specific applications such as games. I don't know the meaning of "service" in the context of PPPoE. I really think you have to contact both the ISP and Linksys to sort it out. Chances are 99% that it'll work without any fuss, but if you're concerned, tell each what the other said and go from there.

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 08:32 AM

Once the Icon of the PPPOE of the connection is created right click on it and in the General Tab that you will see there is Service Name to fill.


If you are using windows XP and you set up a PPPOE connection on it you will find out what Service Name is, its a name that your ISP provide that you should fill it as you fill the username and password in order to be connected, all ISP using PPPOE have it but not all of them require it in order to connect, unfortunately mine does.

anyways My ISP asked me to try it without it once i have their new service running at my place, might work, might not.

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