Using PPPoE with Cato Sockets


PPPoE is a network protocol used to encapsulate PPP (Point-to-Point Protocol) frames inside Ethernet frames. It combines the PPP that owns the function of authentication and encryption and the Ethernet protocol that can support multiple users in a LAN.

If a site that uses PPoE connections is experiencing connectivity issues, sometimes these issues can be resolved by disabling EEE for the site. To disable EEE for a site, please contact Support.

If required by your Internet Service Provider, you can define a PPPoE connection for the WAN interface on the Cato Sockets using the procedure below.


Configuring PPPoE for a WAN Link

Configure PPPoE for your WAN network traffic. When PPPoE is selected, the values in the Primary DNS and Secondary DNS fields are ignored.

Configure PPPoE from the Socket WebUI.

Configuring PPoE for the WAN link on a Socket:

  1. In the Socket WebUI, navigate to Network Settings and click PPPoE .

  2. Enter the configuration parameters to establish your PPPoE connection. The following fields are mandatory:

    • PPP account (user) name

    • PPP account secret (password)

    • Confirm password

  3. The following additional fields are optional and should be configured as instructed by your ISP:

    • Service name

    • Configured IP address

    • Configured primary DNS server address

    • Configured secondary DNS server address

    • Configured MTU

    • Configured VLAN tag

  4. Click Update.

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