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3com wl-542 Please help me sir, I have a wl-542 wireless router.1. I have connected the adsl line direct to my router. then I took one port LAN connected to my pc. swiched my power also. Then give the add then the configration part appear and I selected PPPoE then user name password then vbi and vci which is provided by ISP and then I selected the LLC the I applied but I could'nt get the internet. Why I could'nt get? Please provide me further help. what I have to do for internet settings? my email ID . please send in this email id.

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Have you tried to Use PPoA?

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