ISP requires PPPoE - is that because of the ISP or modem?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by patent10021, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. patent10021 macrumors 68020

    patent10021

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    My ISP requires that I connect via PPPoE. The lame ISP doesn't even have a quick setup [auto setup] process via CD or dmg. No problem as PPPoE isn't a problem even though I don't like it. If anything goes wrong I'm always having to fiddle with my PPPoE settings in Airport Utility etc. Sort of a nuisance.

    I'm using my Airport Express and get dropouts quite often. Could be torrent throttling, maybe not. The modem I have is the stock ISP modem which I don't like anyway because it only has one LAN port.

    I was thinking of buying my own modem. Can you buy any modem? Would that eliminate the requirement for a PPPoE connection? Is PPPoE required because of the the modem or ISP or both?
     
  2. Knoodles macrumors 6502

    Knoodles

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    PPPoE is required by your ISP. DSL service usually.
    You can buy any modem that is compatible with your ISP. They should have a list somewhere on their site.
     

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