Configuring DSL using PPPoE on a Mac

This article provides the step-by-step instructions to configure your Mac OSX computer for DSL using a PPPoE connection.

Before you begin...

  • Make certain your DSL modem is connected to your computer and the unfiltered phone line is connected directly to the DSL modem.
  • We recommend waiting until your DSL service is active before configuring your computer. Consult the Activation Date provided to you by or contact Customer Service to confirm. When active, your DSL link light (sometimes labeled ADSL, Status, or Ready) will be solid green (not flashing).

Configuring the connection

  • Click the Apple icon and select System Preferences.
  • Click the Network icon.
  • Select Built-in Ethernet from the Show drop-down box.
  • Click the PPPoE tab.
  • Check the box labeled Connect using PPPoE.
  • Enter your email address for the Account Name and your Password and click Apply Now to save the settings. Close the window.