PPPoE Mode (PP) setting [V3.54+]

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Description (see setting description format info here)

 

Function:Defines whether and when the DS will use PPPoE

 

Set (S) command format:SPPx, where x: 0 (disabled), 1 (on connection), 2 (on powerup)

 

Get (G) command format:GPP

 

Init (I) command effect:Initialized unconditionally, through network command, serial command, or quick initialization

 

Post-initialization value:0 (disabled)

 

Change takes effect:After reboot

 

Overriding parameter:---

 

Relevance conditions:---

 

First introduced:V3.54

 

See also:PPPoE

 


Details

 

This setting enables/disables PPPoE and also defines when, if at all, PPPoE login will be performed. PPPoE Mode only affects communications with network hosts located on remote network segments (local segment boundaries are defined by the Netmask (NM) setting). When PPPoE is used all communications with remote network hosts are effected through PPPoE "channel".

 

The setting offers three options:

 

0 (disabled) PPPoE is not used. When the DS needs to establish an outgoing connection to remote network host it sends the data to a default gateway as defined by the Gateway IP-address (GI) setting

 

1 (on connection)PPPoE is enabled. PPPoE login is performed when the DS needs to establish a data connection to the remote network host. All communications with remote hosts are effected through PPPoE link (Access Concentrator), so default gateway is not used in any way. PPPoE link is terminated app. 30 seconds after the data connection is closed.

 

2 (on powerup)PPPoE is enabled. PPPoE login is performed at startup, after IP-address configuration is completed in case DHCP (DH) setting is 1 (enabled). The DS attempts to maintain PPPoE link at all times. If the DS detects that the PPPoE link is broken it reestablishes this link. All communications with remote hosts are effected through this PPPoE link (Access Concentrator), so default gateway is not used in any way.

 

PPPoE authentication uses PAP protocol (this is the only authentication protocol currently supported). Login name and password for PPPoE Access Concentrator are defined by PPPoE Login Name (PL) and PPPoE Login Password (PD) settings.

 

Notice that PPPoE is only available in firmware V3.54+. This means that first-generation Devices (EM100-00/ -01/ -02, DS100-00/ -01/ -02) do not support PPPoE.