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DSL WinXP and PPPoE
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Super Admin
 
By Super Admin
Published on 02/24/2005
 
Using PPPoE and Windows XP, you may notice a slight hang after startup when you try to initiate a PPPoE connection.

DSL WinXP and PPPoE

Using PPPoE and Windows XP, you may notice a slight hang after startup when you try to initiate a PPPoE connection. This is due to Windows XP trying to get an IP for your NIC. To avoid this:

Goto Network Properties
Select your LAN NIC
Manually set the IP address
This won't affect your DSL connection, and will remove this annoying 30-120 second wait.

Hope this helps.