Customer Service 877.625.7872 | Technical Support 888.565.3200
Nex-Tech Help Desk
Mon. - Fri. 7AM - 11PM
Sat. - Sun. 8AM - 8PM
or call 888.565.3200

PPPoE on Mac OSX 10.4 and 10.5 and Newer

PPPoE on Mac OSX 10.4 and 10.5 and Newer

Setup for OSX 10.5 and Newer
Setup for OSX 10.4



How to set up and configure PPPoE on Mac OSX 10.5 or Later (works for 10.7)

 

  • To set up pppoe on a Mac OS, we first need to click on the Apple icon located at the top left, then choose System Preferences.
  • In our system preferences menu, click on Network located under the Internet & Network tier.

 

 

 

  • In our network window, located on the left hand side is the list of possible networking services avaible, we need to be on Ethernet.
  • After you choose Ethernet,the right hand window should update, in the Configure drop down menu, choose Create PPPoE Service...

 

 

 

  • A window will pop up asking to enter the PPPoE Service Name, you can simply leave as is with PPPoE or put in Nex-Tech PPPoE.
  • Once finished, click Done.

 

  • We are now ready to enter in our user account information. In the PPPoE Service Name type Nex-Tech.
  • The Account Name and Password should reflect that of what the ISP has on file.
  • Click Apply once all appropriate information has been filled out.

 

 

 

  • We now should have an option in the middle to click on Connect. Once you do that, the PPPoE Service will try to connect, if successful, you window should look like the screenshot below:
  • For ease of access, Mac has allowed a PPPoE connect window to display in the menu bar. Put a check in the box labeled Show PPPoE status is menu bar.

 

 

 

  • We now should be connected and able to surf the internet, if an error occured while trying to connect, make sure there is a cable plugged into the Ethernet port of the computer, and also check username and password entries.
  • PPPoE Status in Menu Bar.

 

 

 

Back to Top of Page



 


How to set up and configure PPPoE on Mac OSX 10.4

 

  • To set up pppoe on a Mac OS, we first need to click on the Apple icon located at the top left, then choose System Preferences.
  • In our system preferences menu, click on Network located under the Internet & Network tier.

 

 

 

  • In our network window, we need to make sure Built-in Ethernet is selected and highlighted in blue, then click on Configure... at the bottom

 


  • There are a series of tabs located in the middle of the window, for our needs, we need to be under the tab labeled PPPoE.
  • Information should now update in the middle. First put a check in the box for Connect using PPPoE.
  • Next fill out all the information below, Service Provider and PPPoE Service Name are optional. Account Name and Password should reflect that of what the ISP has on file.
  • After all the appropriate information has been filled out, put a check in the Save password box, and also Show PPPoE status in menu bar.
  • Click Apply Now once all settings have been set.

 

 

  • The window below will pop up when you click on PPPoE Options... In this window you can change various settings regarding your PPPoE Service.
  • Click OK at the bottom right when you are finished.
  • Then Apply Now to save all changes made.

 

 

  • You should notice a new icon located at the top right of the desktop which looks like two carrot symbols with a couple lines in between, this is for your PPPoE connection.
  • Simply click on the icon, then choose Connect.
  • Once connected, if you click on the icon again, it should display that you are connected, and should have the option to disconnect if you choose to.

 

 

 

Back to Top of Page