Hello everyone. I'd just like to say that I've learned more by browsing this site in an hour than I have from the crappy Internet training provided me by my day-job within the last year.
Anyway...here's my problem:
D-Link DI-604 Rev E ver 3.51 router
SBC Global DSL modem
I'm having trouble keeping my router connected to the DSL. When I run the installation wizard, it auto-detects my WAN as PPPoE. If I keep this setting however; I can't browse, it says there is no WAN connection. I'm assuming that's the connection between the router and the DSL modem. However, if I go back through the install wiz, and set it to dynamically obtain an IP address, I'm able to browse ok. I've also got a Playstation 2 connected to the router; but I don't think that has anything to do with it, since when I can connect on the computer I can connect on the PS2. Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong and how I can put it right?
It seems to be doing ok so far; but the connection seems to drop after a while when set up like this. Also, it says that most DSL connections use PPPoE, and that most cable modems use the Dynamic IP address WAN connection type setting.
What I would like to do, if I can do it, is set the computer and PS2 to obtain static IPs from the router, and have the router connected to the DSL modem with the correct configuration setup. The static IP's aren't as important to me as getting the connection between the router and the modem set up correctly though.
Thanks for any help.