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# 144062 6-May-2014 11:17
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I just got a VDSL modem installed by Vodafone. It is in bridge mode.
I can connect to it fine direct from my PC using PPPoE network connection, however I am having problems connecting to it via routers (I've tried a couple).

Currently I am connecting with a Dlink DIR-300, it's just a wireless router.

I've tried various combinations of Static IP with .10 and .1 and checked the login and password a hundred times. Still get internet disconnected.Router setup
Oh, and tried with dynamic ip - it fails faster.
I've updated to auto connect, no joy. Turned off all devices and restarted in various sequences... nothing.

Anything else...!

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  # 1037814 6-May-2014 16:17
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Oh well, turns out it's the router - DLINK DIR-300 is a bad match for Clear/Telstra/Vodafone VDSL. I used a Draytek Vigor 9020 and it's fine, connected straight away. I'm guessing the DLINK has the wrong encapsulation.

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  # 1038879 8-May-2014 11:14
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What was the modem they installed that's in bridge mode? Did you try with "Service Name" blank/empty on the PPPoE config in the DLink?


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  # 1041340 10-May-2014 14:52
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It looks like the D-Link DIR-300 is supported by OpenWRT.  You could look at upgrading the DIR-300 to run OpenWRT.  I have found OpenWRT works well with PPPoE when I have used it in the past.

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