Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

3 posts

Wannabe Geek

# 108973 10-Sep-2012 14:13
Send private message

Good afternoon,

I'm freshly registered and I hope someone will be able to me out with my problem.

I've just moved to an apartment in Hamilton which has an Ethernet only prepaid internet connection. Basically, there is a Ethernet cable coming out of a wall jack which i can hook onto my laptop or into a router for a wireless connection. I need to login (either through the provider's website or  a PPPoE connecetion over my laptop to access the internet.

Is there someway I can configure a router, modem etc that will bypass me having to login each time? The reason I want it set up that way is because I have a voip phone system which needs internet - at my previous house, I used to just plug the voip  into my Telecom router and it would get internet. With this new connection, because I have to login to use the internet, I haven't figured out a way to set up the voip system.

My current set up is that I've got the ethernet cable plugged into a wireless router (Linksys WAG200G) so that I have a wireless network. Then, I go to the providers website and login in order to get internet. Ofcourse the internet doesn't stay connected and I find myself having to login every few hours or so.

I've tried ICS so that my VOIP system gets internet from the laptop but its not working (some IP conflict).


Create new topic
2459 posts

Uber Geek

  # 683855 10-Sep-2012 14:17
Send private message

Your router should let you login via PPPoE. You should be able to put your username/password into it and have it login all the time or just when it needs to.

I know my TPLink router does this, as i've used it on the lightwire connection in my apartment too ;)

You might want to check your WAG200G manual to see if it'll do that.

3 posts

Wannabe Geek

  # 683859 10-Sep-2012 14:23
Send private message

Thanks for such a quick reply. Yes its a lightwire connection :).

I did manage to set up PPPoE on the router but I am not sure how to get it to "dial" the internet. Normally a phone line would go into the adsl port on the modem and then it would dial. According to the support team at lightwire the router is not capable of doing that and instead they've sent me a link to a netgear wifi router.

What exact model did you use that allowed you to use the ethernet cable and get a "stay alive" connection?

Thanks again!


2459 posts

Uber Geek

  # 683867 10-Sep-2012 14:36
Send private message

Oh, usually you hit "connect" or the router will have an option to "dial" when there's net activity.

I have a TPLink WR1043ND:

Which apartment block are you in? I know the one on Knox street only has a ~5mbit WIMAX connection back to the uni, because of frequency limitations or something. But it's usually not too bad unless everyone jumps on it at the same time :)

3 posts

Wannabe Geek

  # 683870 10-Sep-2012 14:42
Send private message

I did try the "connect" option found in the router admin and it did not connect. I am at 5 Knox st and so far the speeds are bearable.
I will give it another try tonight and see if I have any luck. Maybe I need to look at the router manual and see if there are other settings preventing it from connecting.


2312 posts

Uber Geek


  # 683877 10-Sep-2012 14:53
Send private message

Because the WAG200G is a ADSL router you won't be able to use it for a PPPoE ethernet connection. The dial options will be for a DSL connection (i.e. internet over your phoneline)

As linked above, a TP-Link TL-WR1043ND is a capable device that can do what you need

2459 posts

Uber Geek

  # 683898 10-Sep-2012 15:12
Send private message

everskeptikal: I did try the "connect" option found in the router admin and it did not connect. I am at 5 Knox st and so far the speeds are bearable.
I will give it another try tonight and see if I have any luck. Maybe I need to look at the router manual and see if there are other settings preventing it from connecting.


Oh, cool. Me too! (Though i'm using XNet ADSL, as the ping times are a bit iffy on lightwire during peak times. No good for FPS gaming, etc. I'm not sure if XNet still do no-contract DSL plans, but I guess it depends how long you're there for.)

It looks like your router is a DSL modem as well? If that's the case, it won't work and you'll need something like the TPLink.

PBTech Hamilton should have some in stock.

Create new topic

Twitter and LinkedIn »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Chorus to launch Hyperfibre service
Posted 18-Nov-2019 15:00

Microsoft launches first Experience Center worldwide for Asia Pacific in Singapore
Posted 13-Nov-2019 13:08

Disney+ comes to LG Smart TVs
Posted 13-Nov-2019 12:55

Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19

Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48

CarbonClick launches into Digital Marketplaces
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:42

Kordia offers Microsoft Azure Peering Service
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:41

Spark 5G live on Auckland Harbour for Emirates Team New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2019 17:30

BNZ and Vodafone partner to boost NZ Tech for SME
Posted 31-Oct-2019 17:14

Nokia 7.2 available in New Zealand
Posted 31-Oct-2019 16:24

2talk launches Microsoft Teams Direct Routing product
Posted 29-Oct-2019 10:35

New Breast Cancer Foundation app puts power in Kiwi women's hands
Posted 25-Oct-2019 16:13

OPPO Reno2 Series lands, alongside hybrid noise-cancelling Wireless Headphones
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:32

Waikato Data Scientists awarded $13 million from the Government
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:27

D-Link launches Wave 2 Unified Access Points
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:07

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.