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Looking for help with a Cisco 881 router and DSL access

By jamblaster ·
I have been trying to get my Cisco 881 to allow internet access to my clients via a Dlink DSL modem, but I can't seem to get the pppoe connection to work through the router. I have tried configuring the WAN link as the pppoe client, but I don't think that is possible because I am unable to configure pppoe as a protocol option for the vpdn-group; my only option is l2tp. Can anyone tell me if it is possible to use the clients to just connect with a pppoe connection through the Cisco 881 without having to actually involve the router in the process? I know it is, but the pppoe connection will not go through unless I directly connect a client to the modem (and that isn't an option).

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First Step

by NetMan1958 In reply to Looking for help with a C ...

Is the DLink just a modem or is it also a router. If it is a router, did you put it in bridge mode?

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by jamblaster In reply to First Step

It is a Dlink DSL-2320B and I am pretty sure it is just a modem. I think that if it was a router/modem I would have been able to just create a subnet between the two routers and that would have solved the connectivity problem, but I'm not 100% sure so that is why I am asking. I may have to end up buying another DSL modem/router, but I wanted to use this one and configure the router around it.

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According to the manual

by NetMan1958 In reply to Looking for help with a C ...

According to the manual for that DLink (you can download it from their website if you don't have a copy) on page 9 it shows that the device can be set for 3 different modes:
PPPoA, PPPoE, Bridging.
You need to set it to bridging so that your Cisco router does the PPPoE and get's the IP address from your ISP.

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Thank you

by jamblaster In reply to According to the manual

I will try that and see what happens. Thank you very much.

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DSL Access

by mbouyem diogene In reply to Looking for help with a C ...

Did it finally work using the bridging mode? Did you set the command
(config-if) # accept dialin
just after
(config-if) # vdpn group {name} ?

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