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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:

Field Description
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.


Field Description
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.

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