I have a client whose Linksys router which enabled him to share a DSL connection with his Mac & a PC
died last week. At the time I do *not* believe his connection was setup to use PPOE. (it is now)
I replaced the router with the exact same one. Got the PC hooked up fine. Mac wouldn't connect.
Spoke to a moronic Level 1 tech at SBC who walked me thru setting up a new connect via Internet Connect, which I
didn't want to do but couldn't figure out how to get it connected otherwise.
This worked, but my client had to now click "Connect" via the PPOE status bar everytime he wanted to connect,
which he hates.
Then the PC lost it's connection for some reason. Rebuilt that. Worked fine. Tested the Mac again. Now dead.
Cables are all hooked up correctly, etc. etc.
Called SBC again, NOW I get told "oh sorry, we don't support Linksys. You'll have to call them."
Give me a break. Should I just run the Linksys software that came with the router? Will it jack up the PC connection?
And can I avoid the Internet Connect/have to click Connect everytime conundrum? Checking "connect automatically" did not fire up the connection when I launched Firefox. TIA for your help.