Sharing a Telus ADSL connection - ehMac.ca
Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Advertise


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Aug 24th, 2005, 12:05 PM   #1
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 3
Sharing a Telus ADSL connection

Hello, I'm having a bit of trouble with my Telus high-speed connection. We recently bought a second iMac and an Airport Extreme base station. The wireless network was super easy to set up, but sharing the internet connection through the Airport Extreme has been a major pain.

Apparently I can't use PPPoE to share the Telus connection - if I register the base station's WAN address with Telus, the other computers say they can't see a PPPoE connection at all. I set everything else up according to the instructions. I called Telus for assistance, but naturally they said that they will not support any routers apart from their own (through their Wireless Networking package, which costs many $$ more than my current setup, and requires a long-term contract to avoid paying even more for the modem/router combo).

What I have managed to put together right now is to connect the base station to my ADSL modem through the LAN port (!!), and I have registered the MAC addresses of both computers with Telus (Telus allows 2 MAC addresses). I think this means I have the base station acting as a bridge instead of a router.

What I would like to do is to set up the base station as a router, so that we could connect our Windows laptop to the internet through the base station as well. How can I set this up without using PPPoE? Thanks in advance!
DDogwood is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old Aug 24th, 2005, 12:24 PM   #2
Honourable Citizen
 
iPetie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Kitchener
Posts: 1,779
Send a message via AIM to iPetie Send a message via MSN to iPetie
You need to set up the router to exercise your PPoE protocol. Your computers should only be talking to the base station. Not through the base station to Telus.

You are correct, you are set up as a bridge and not a router.

In your Airport manual you should see instructions to do this. Your computers should hook up to the base using only airport settings. You should be able to log into the base somehow and set the PPoE there.
__________________
"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems,
but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort".
Herm Albright
iPetie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 24th, 2005, 12:31 PM   #3
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 3
I tried setting up the base station to use PPPoE and distribute IP addresses as needed to computers on the network. I also set up the computers to connect to the internet through the network. When they tried to go online, they gave me the message "waiting for PPPoE connection...." but never connected. I set up the base station with the Airport Administration utility, using the settings in the Airport Extreme manual, but to no avail.

I saw a post on another message board stating that Telus does not support PPPoE, but no details.
DDogwood is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old Aug 24th, 2005, 12:47 PM   #4
Honourable Citizen
 
iPetie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Kitchener
Posts: 1,779
Send a message via AIM to iPetie Send a message via MSN to iPetie
From when I lived out West, I think you are correct about Telus and PPoE. I'll do some digging but have you tried setting up the base to connect using DHCP. Give it a try.

As I thought, just set up your airport extreme utility to TCP/IP and configure using DHCP. The DHCP will require no settings as telus will supply the addresses automatically. You will have to register the router as a computer. From that point set up your computers to access the router via Airport.
You will probably need to de-register both computers.
__________________
"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems,
but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort".
Herm Albright
iPetie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 25th, 2005, 09:29 AM   #5
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 3
Your suggestion worked like a charm. Thanks!
DDogwood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 25th, 2005, 09:57 AM   #6
Honourable Citizen
 
iPetie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Kitchener
Posts: 1,779
Send a message via AIM to iPetie Send a message via MSN to iPetie
Quote:
Originally Posted by DDogwood
Your suggestion worked like a charm. Thanks!
Excellent!
__________________
"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems,
but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort".
Herm Albright
iPetie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Telus high speed or Shaw cable? talonracer Anything Mac 16 Sep 26th, 2007 01:01 AM
Internet: Cable vs. DSL monokitty Anything Mac 33 Sep 11th, 2005 11:14 PM
Sharing a dial-up connection andrewenterprise Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting 2 Aug 16th, 2005 04:45 AM
ADSL Modem Compatibility Rob Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting 10 May 21st, 2004 09:33 PM
DSL Sharing Question Irie Guy Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting 10 Feb 5th, 2004 10:00 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:27 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999 - 2012, ehMac.ca All rights reserved. ehMac is not affiliated with Apple Inc. Mac, iPod, iTunes, iPhone, Apple TV are trademarks of Apple Inc. Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2

Tribe.ca: Urban living in Toronto!