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Old 13-04-2012, 03:17 PM   #1
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Setting up router+modem: PPPoA or PPPoE?

I'm installing a new d-link modem cum router. One of the set up screens in the setup wizard asks me whether to use PPPoA or PPPoE (I'm on Singnet).

Can anyone please tell me which one to use for Singnet? Thanks very much in advance.
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Old 13-04-2012, 03:25 PM   #2
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I'm installing a new d-link modem cum router. One of the set up screens in the setup wizard asks me whether to use PPPoA or PPPoE (I'm on Singnet).

Can anyone please tell me which one to use for Singnet? Thanks very much in advance.
usually PPPoE. often either also can.
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Old 13-04-2012, 04:02 PM   #3
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singnet here, using PPPoA
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Old 13-04-2012, 04:10 PM   #4
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What's the difference between pppoe and pppoa in terms of performance?
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What's the difference between pppoe and pppoa in terms of performance?
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singnet here and tried using PPPoA but network is not successful, i went to the web console and change it but errors occurs.

I am on singnet 10mbps with 2wire router modem
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singnet here and tried using PPPoA but network is not successful, i went to the web console and change it but errors occurs.

I am on singnet 10mbps with 2wire router modem
i am on singnet 10mbps with 2wire router modem also


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Old 13-04-2012, 05:27 PM   #8
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PPPoA would be better and can reconnect faster after a ungraceful disconnection.
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me using PPPoA, singnet 10Mbps
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Old 13-04-2012, 09:19 PM   #10
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so the only pro of PPoA is that it will give a faster connections??
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Old 14-04-2012, 03:27 AM   #11
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If you look at the history of both protocols, PPPoA is more mature and is more specific to ATM/xDSL vs PPPoE. However in practices there is no major advantage in using either.
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Old 14-04-2012, 08:46 AM   #12
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Hi, I used to have the 2wire 5012NV (black modem). I've emailed Malifax (main 2wire distributor in Singapore) last year. According to them, PPPOA is not supported by the 5012NV's firmware.
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Old 14-04-2012, 09:01 AM   #13
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Ok, just an update with my d-link installation.

I tried PPPoE first, but the d-link setup wizard told me there's an error in connection with my ethernet. I'm puzzled, because everything was hooked up correctly. I retried with the PPPoA option, and the process went through smoothly. It looks like the internet is working well so far.
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I'm installing a new d-link modem cum router. One of the set up screens in the setup wizard asks me whether to use PPPoA or PPPoE (I'm on Singnet).

Can anyone please tell me which one to use for Singnet? Thanks very much in advance.
so rj45 in also can ppoe?
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so rj45 in also can ppoe?
For separated Modem + Router, only can be PPPoE, since the modem and Router are connected by Ethernet Cable.

Only modem cum router can have PPPoA.

Maybe PPPoA Has Less Latency compared with PPPoE, since the signal has one less conversion process.
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