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The following article will walk you through connecting Bell South with PPPoE step by step:
Connecting your DSL modem to the router
First connect directly to your DSL modem without the router and verify that you can get on line. Once you've verified that you can get onto the Internet without the router please proceed. If you can not please contact your ISP for further assistance. Now unplug the Ethernet cable that connects to your DSL modem from the back of your computer. Take the connection that you just unplugged from the back of your computer and connect it to the WAN port of the router. Take a different Ethernet cable and plug it into port closest to the WAN port, or into the LAN port. Look on the front of the router. The following lights should be illuminated: Power WAN Link Links/Act (On the port that you connected your computer to). Note If other lights other than Link/Act are illuminated on this port, that is normal You may have a few other lights illuminated depending on the model number router you have, but the 3 above must be illuminated for proper connection.
Hold the Reset button on the front of the router for 30 seconds or more Restart your computer Configuring the Router
Go to your desktop and double click on Internet Explorer (Located on the Start Menu in Windows XP) When ?Internet Explorer? opens type http://192.168.1.1 into the ?Address? bar and click on Go The ?Enter Network Password? window will appear. Skip user name and type admin (admin is the default password) as the password, and click OK Scroll down on this page and look for (on older firmware) PPPoE or select the option for PPPoE under WAN Connection type. The following are the different formats for user names you might run into with Bell South. These differ by area. If one fails please try the next: Username: user Username: snipped-for-privacy@Bellsouth.net Select the option for ?Keep Alive? with a redial period of 20 Click on the Apply button. Then click on the Continue button. Exit Internet Explorer. Power Cycling
Shut down your computer Unplug the power from the router Unplug the power from the DSL modem Wait for 30 seconds and re apply power to the DSL modem Once the lights on the DSL modem stop blinking power up the router Start up your PC Checking your Connection to Bell South
Go to your desktop and double click on Internet Explorer (Located on the Start Menu in Windows XP) When ?Internet Explorer? opens type http://192.168.1.1/Status.htm into the ?Address? bar and click on Go The ?Enter Network Password? window will appear. Skip user name and type admin (admin is the default password) as the password, and click OK On the left of the ?Status? page you will see ?PPPoE Enabled?, and to the right you will see the Status of the connection. It can be one of the following: Disconnected Connecting Connected If the status is ?Connected? you should be able to browse the web, if not reboot your computer If you get an error message please repeat the ?Configuring the router? and ?Power Cycling? steps using a different username. Note: If all four connections fail then please see our knowledge base articles on the error you?re getting.