Just bought the N900 yesterday, replaced the old router (WRT610N) with this one.
I connect through PPPoE with Bell Sympatico, I tried to use the same settings from the old router but it drops the connection constantly though the router reports the internet as “connected”.
Those are the two option in the old router, which works all the time. I use the second option ->
Connect on Demand: Max Idle Time Minute.
->Keep Alive: Redial Period 30 Second.
The new router has 3 options:
Maximum Idle Time(minutes, 0=infinite)
Tried all three methods and, after a minute or two, all will drop with the browser saying “Waiting for www.whatever.com…”
Tried on Demand with maximum idle time of 0, 1, 15, no change. Everything will work for about a minute right after I make a new selection. When I plug the old router back in, all works as it should.
Just seems like the implementation of PPPoE is not working, as it always indicates that there is an internet connection while there isn’t.
Connection to Internet Connected
- I have the latest firmware (Firmware Version 1.03.11)
- tried both DNS from the ISP and manually set to OpenDNS (as it is currently).
- tried Always ON, Manual and on Demand with 0, 1, 5 15 minutes
- ISP is Bell Sympatico (Canada)
It’s about to go back to the store if I can’t get this PPPoE connection going!