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Can I connect via PPPOE? (Standard ADSL)

jimrichards92
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Registered: 29-01-2014

Can I connect via PPPOE? (Standard ADSL)

Is it possible to connect over standard ADSL broadband (Not fibre) via PPPOE.
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bill888
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Re: Can I connect via PPPOE? (Standard ADSL)

Yes you can use PPPoE over ADSL if your ADSL router supports it.  PPPoA is preferred as it has lower overheads than PPPoE.
Otherwise, a non-ADSL  cable/fibre only router (eg. Asus RT-N66U) configured to use PPPoE, can be connected via ethernet to a dedicated ADSL bridge modem, or a router operating in 'bridge' mode..
Mayfly
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Re: Can I connect via PPPOE? (Standard ADSL)

My Belkin router automatically connected me via PPPoE and I haven't noticed a difference to the previous PPPoA connection.
zZz what do you mean by 'lower overheads'?
jimrichards92
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Re: Can I connect via PPPOE? (Standard ADSL)

Thats good then, I am wanting to use my old router from when I used to have fibre at my old place before I moved to an area without fibre. The supplied plusnet router is not up to my needs.
Just waiting for the modem to be delivered
bill888
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Re: Can I connect via PPPOE? (Standard ADSL)

fwiw, if you have the supplied TG582n router, it can be configured as a bridge modem by entering some telnet commands:
http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,105753.48.html
Put very simply, PPPoA usually supports MTU of 1500.   PPPoE requires a lower MTU of 1492 - due to slightly extra 'overhead'. If you google, you should be able to find a far more technical answer than I can provide here.