I am trying to hook up a AOL DSL system to a brand new Linksys WRT54G router. I can connect to the internet with the AOL DSL when I sign on. When I follow the directions on the Linksys connect CD it goes all the way through to the end when the router tries to connect to the inernet. I tried the cd about 6 times following the directions exactly, I also tried the linksys easyconnect program.
Every time it goes through all steps except for last where the router connects to internet. The router settings do reflect proper login information including my email@example.com and password login.
Is there any settings somewhere in the router that could cause a conflict?
Your router login is different than your ISP login.
You must select your login type, Cable, DHCP, DSL
Wireless-G Broadband Router with SpeedBooster
User Name - Enter the User Name provided by your ISP.
Password - Enter the Password provided by your ISP.
Confirm - To confirm the Password, enter it again in this field.
Keep Alive - If you want the Router to periodically check your Internet connection, select Keep Alive. Then
specify how often you want the Router to check the Internet connection. If the connection is down, the Router
will automatically re-establish your connection. Connect on Demand - If you want the Router to end the Internet connection after it has been inactive for a
period of time, select Connect on Demand and designate the number of minutes you want that period of
inactivity to last.
Click the Next button to continue or the Back button to return to the previous screen.
Figure 5-11: Setup Wizard’s Configure DSL (PPPoE)
*Note: AOL currently allows special characters and has extended the character length limit for passwords when using the AOL 9.0 Optimized. THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO PPPoE AUHTENTICATION! Please make sure that your username and password are purely made up of letters and numbers, all in lowercase. Passwords must NOT exceed 8 characters in length. Spaces are NOT acceptable!* Failure to follow will result in an error in PPPoE Authenction.
Do you think this quote is still valid and applies to my setup? The password I am trying to use is longer then the length in the faq.
That typcal AOL. Are you using 9 or have they released 10 yet?
Make the changes and see if it works.
All for security. I guess none of my passwords would work then.
Never have like AOL, The AOL virus has kept me busy for years. Dump them and go to SBC Yahoo, It's cheaper and better. All of my clients have moved on, finally got tired of them screwing their machines up with all of the free stuff. Nevers check to see what you are using. Try to turn off all free software they offer. Or you may be here seeking help about ever week.