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How do I get rid of the router using an automatic private address which keeps disconnecting?

I have a WRT54GX2 wireless router.
The internet works fine when I directly connect to the modem because I can either use a PPPoE connection or a LAN connection which always gets me an IP address assigned by a DHCP connection.
But when I connect to the router, it always uses an automatic private address which keeps disconnecting.

How do I get the router to use an IP address that is assigned by a PPPoE connection?

How do I get rid of the router using an automatic private address which keeps disconnecting? I want to be able to use the PPPoE connection through the router.

Is it better to have a DHCP or a PPPoE connection?

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Re: How do I get rid of the router using an automatic...

The router will give you a private address , that is the functionality of the router, the problem is not with your connection, try to upgrade the latest firmware inthe router and reconfig the router in a pppoe mode that will fix your problem..

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