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Windows 7: Sharing WAN PPPOE internet connection with Wireless LAN

01 May 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
Sharing WAN PPPOE internet connection with Wireless LAN

Hi guys, I am new to the forum. Well I have looked up answers to many problems on here before but never posted. This is the first time I was unable to find the answer to a problem on these forums.

My problem is:

I have an iBurst Modem which is used to connect to a wireless ISP. Normally I would connect this via a network cable directly to my built in PC LAN card. I am then able to connect to the internet by connecting using WAN miniport PPPOE by entering my username and password.

My problem is I have a N300 DGN2200 Netgear router which does not have a WAN port only 4 LAN ports and a telephone type connection for an ADSL input. The routers sold in South Africa do not have WAN ports on them standard.

If I connect the router directly to my PC and connect the Modem to the router LAN obviously it does not work as the ISP requires the connection to be through a WAN miniport PPOE type connection.

My MOBO has two LAN cards, so I thought I could connect the Netgear router to the second LAN port on my MOBO and then 'share' the WAN miniport with the LAN wireless connection so that I can broadcast the internet connection throughout the house.

Is there ANY way to share a WAN Miniport PPOE internet connection to another LAN and broadcast it wirelessly?

Please let me know if you need more information.

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02 May 2013   #2

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

I subscribed to your thread to see if anyone would pick it up. I've never done what you are trying to do, so I might not be the best person in the forum to help you work thru this... but here is what I would try:

1) Connect the Netgear router to the unused LAN card on your MOBO.

2) Restart the desktop computer.

3) Check to see if that LAN card is assigned an IP address by the Netgear router.
(via command prompt window and ipconfig)

4) W7 should ask you what type of network this is going to be - tell it Home network

5) Connect a device to the wireless part of the Netgear router.

6) Use that device to ping the IP address of that was assigned in step 3.
(I have a ping app on my phone.)

If the pings do not time out, then you have part of the issue worked out.
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