Configuration > Networking > PPPoE
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 Device||Specifies the physical interface to use for sending the protocol. Generally, this is a WAN-side interface.|
|Password||This is set up with your Internet Service Provider (ISP).|
|PPPoE Name||Name is ppp followed by a numerical suffix from 0 to 9.|
|User Name||This 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.
|ACNAME||Access Concentrator Name. Provided by the ISP.|
|Connect Poll||Specifies how many times to try to establish the link. The default value is 2.|
|Connect Timeout||When trying to establish the link, this specifies how many seconds until the effort times out. The default value is 30 seconds.|
|Default Route||If the check box is selected, the connection uses the default gateway provided by the ISP.|
|DNS Type||This 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 EdgeConnect DNS configuration.
SPECIFY – Use DNS1 and DNS2 to resolve domain names.
|LCP Failure||Link Control Protocol Failure. Specifies the number of times the keep-alive can fail before the link goes down. The default value is 3.|
|LCP Interval||The default value for this keep-alive interval is 20 seconds.|
|Service Name||Provided by the ISP.|