Need wireless router that will receive a wireless (PPPOE) connection and share it.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by milky23, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. milky23 macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2005
    I am currently in an apartment living with 2 other guys. We need to get internet to our 3 laptops. One of us is paying for a wireless internet subscription with a local company; the signal comes from a roof somewhere around our apartment complex. The connection goes through PPPoE and requires a username and password. We need a wireless router that will connect to this wireless network (as well as log in through PPPoE) and share it through a protected wireless signal that we three can share.

    Does that make sense? Basically, rather than receiving the connection through a wire and sharing it wirelessly, we need to receive the connection and share it wirelessly.

  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    The current wireless router needs to support WDS and be configured to add your new router (also needing WDS). Apple base stations support WDS, but last I read, it wasn't compatible with all 3rd party WDS capable routers (and the 3rd party routers might not be compatible with other company's models).

    Only the current router, connected to the cable/dsl, needs to be configured for PPPoE. The others connected wirelessly will function as bridges.

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