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Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) is a network protocol for encapsulating PPP frames inside Ethernet frames. It is used mainly with DSL services where individual users connect to a DSL modem over Ethernet.


When configuring a PPPoE connection, complete the following fields:

Ethernet DeviceSpecifies the physical interface to use for sending the protocol. Generally, this is a WAN-side interface.
PasswordThis is set up with your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
PPPoE NameName is ppp followed by a numerical suffix from 0 to 9.
User NameThis is set up with your Internet Service Provider (ISP).

Generally, this is all the configuration required. If your ISP is fine-tuning the access, you might be asked to configure some of the Optional Fields, below.


ACNAMEAccess Concentrator Name. Provided by the ISP.
Connect PollSpecifies how many times to try to establish the link. The default value is 2.
Connect TimeoutWhen trying to establish the link, this specifies how many seconds until the effort times out. The default value is 30 seconds.
Default RouteIf the check box is selected, the connection uses the default gateway provided by the ISP.
DNS TypeThis specifies the resolver to use:

NOCHANGE – Do not accept or configure the ISP’s Domain Name Server (DNS). Use the DNS configured on the Administration > General Settings > Setup > DNS tab.

SERVER – Accept the ISP’s DNS. This then overrides the Silver Peak DNS configuration.

SPECIFY – Use DNS1 and DNS2 to resolve domain names.
LCP FailureLink Control Protocol Failure. Specifies the number of times the keep-alive can fail before the link goes down. The default value is 3.
LCP IntervalThe default value for this keep-alive interval is 20 seconds.
Service NameProvided by the ISP.

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