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How do I set up a PPPoE session on my Gateway?

PPPoE (Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet) is a specification for connecting multiple computer users on an Ethernet local area network to a remote site through common equipment. PPPoE sessions can be initiated from a multitude of devices; routers for example.

You may prefer to keep your current router or firewall in place because of the complex configuration in your home or office. With the Gibtelecom Broadband Gateway you should connect your routing device to the Gateway’s WAN port (Ethernet ports 1 and 2 also work). The routing device will then require a PPPoE session terminating on the interface connected to the WAN port on the Gateway. This PPPoE interface will have the username (e.g. username@gibconnect.com) and password (e.g. password) configured on it which will initiate the PPPoE session. Now the public IP address will be present on the personalized routing device allowing you to keep your previous setup intact. This setup essentially uses the Gibtelecom Broadband Gateway as a modem for your personalized routing device and will terminate the PPPoE session. The Gateway is required to terminate the broadband connection due to its compatibility with Gibtelecom’s backend systems.