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# 140974 25-Feb-2014 20:41
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Hi
My daughter has snap broadband internet via PPOE on an Ethernet port on her wall.

We're trying to share this with the rest of the flat via a netcomm N300 wireless router. Is this possible?

We can login with the mac via Ethernet cable.

We can also login via the mac Ethernet to router Ethernet port when the router is connected to the wall via a further Ethernet cable.

I was hoping to 'bridge' the Ethernet to the wireless.

Is it possible to share the broadband connection through the router?

Thanks,

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  # 994459 25-Feb-2014 21:34
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Without knowing the full setup it's a little hard to comment but it sounds like a dead simple setup - just configure the PPPoE credentials in the router.


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  # 994553 26-Feb-2014 00:29
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Plug the router WAN port into the ethernet plug on the wall,
Log into the router and set the PPPoE stuff on its WAN setup page

Enable the built in wireless within the router and enjoy.




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  # 994716 26-Feb-2014 10:38
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Thanks.
I understand that WAN —> Router via PPOE —>wireless out is possible, but I'm just not getting it to work.

When I tried to set up the PPOE login on the router, it tells us there's no DSL, and doesn't appear to connect.

I was hoping that there might have been a way to connect the ethernet ports to the wireless broadcast/reciever

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  # 994723 26-Feb-2014 10:46
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You've got a modem/router. You just need a wireless router (without the modem bit).

For example

http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=364367



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  # 1005178 13-Mar-2014 20:28
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thanks for the pointers folks, it's still not functioning as I thought, but I need to do some more research, I may yet revisit this later

Thanks

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  # 1005194 13-Mar-2014 20:36
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Ninefish: Thanks.
I understand that WAN —> Router via PPOE —>wireless out is possible, but I'm just not getting it to work.

When I tried to set up the PPOE login on the router, it tells us there's no DSL, and doesn't appear to connect.

I was hoping that there might have been a way to connect the ethernet ports to the wireless broadcast/reciever



Your router is configured with it's inbuilt DSL modem being the WAN port. You need to check if there is an option in it's configuration menu to make one of it's Ethernet ports the WAN port. If not then you will have to buy a new router as per what has already been said.

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  # 1005210 13-Mar-2014 21:05
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If you have a normal ADSL modem/router, then the WAN (external network) side of the modem expects to connect to a phone line, and the internal side of the network will have ethernet port and/or WiFi.

You need a straight router, so the WAN port is an ethernet port, not a modem that connects to a phone line.

Some modem/routers can be configured to use one of the ethernet ports as a WAN port, instead of using the modem port - you will need to see if your modem supports this feature. If it does, great, if it doesn't then there is no way to use it in your situation, and you will need to buy a standalone router instead.

If you can advise the exact model number, someone should be able to advise if your modem can be used for this or not.

 
 
 
 




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  # 1013747 27-Mar-2014 10:55
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Some modem/routers can be configured to use one of the ethernet ports as a WAN port


I checked in with daughter number two yesterday and the appearance of a newer model modem/router seems to have resolved the issue

Thanks for everyone's input, I really appreciate it

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  # 1013782 27-Mar-2014 11:59
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I'm guessing this is at UC Halls of Residence.. you may also need to add some static/manual routes if they need to access any resources on the local network (which would normally become unavailable when PPPoE is connected). Some routers do this better than others. I can dig out a list of the routes to add if the topic ever came up



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  # 1013876 27-Mar-2014 14:02
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jnimmo: I'm guessing this is at UC Halls of Residence.


Right, I can see how that might be useful, I have a feeling though that they've stuck with the hardwired route to their internal net and are accessing that in their rooms, the wireless is something they're sharing centrally

If I get an inkling of the issue I'll come back and get the resources, cheers

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