WHAT SHOULD I SELECT, DHCP or PPPOE? Let us differentiate first the two common types of Internet connection that you will encounter on setting up a new modem or router. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT, because, without the proper settings, even If you spend hours and hours on typing in your username and password on your modem or router, it will not work! Settings should be configured properly, so your modem or router can authenticate itself on your Internet Service Providers server. So, don't waste your time, read the things below, before calling your Technical Support hotline. Here we go...
WHAT SHOULD I SELECT DHCP or PPPoE ON MY MODEM / ROUTER SETUP PAGE?
What is DHCP? -Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol is an Internet or Network Protocol that are commonly used on networks. It is also known as, the AUTOMATIC CONFIGURATION protocol. It is often use, if you have a Modem already configured using PPPoE or Authentication.
What is PPPoE? -Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet. Is a kind of Internet or Network Protocol that is commonly used with the Internet Service Provider (ISP). This protocol allows one computer or modem to communicate with the Internet Service Provider, commonly used to AUTHENTICATE the CONNECTION.
A. MODEM (using PPPoE) ---> ROUTER (using DHCP) ----->Computer
B. MODEM (PPPoE is disabled or On Bridge Mode) ---->ROUTER (using PPPoE) ----->Computer
NOTE: If you are still confused. You just have to remember that If your Modem is using AUTHENTICATION or PPPoE, then you just have to select AUTOMATIC CONFIGURATION or DHCP on your router setup. Or, the other way around. READ THE MANUAL or just get a MODEM/ROUTER from your ISP, so, they could help you on how to set it up.
If you like this post, you might wanna check out the article I wrote about, "HOW TO CHECK IF YOUR MODEM IS ON BRIDGE OR PPPOE?"
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