Getting a public ip address for a Linksys WRV200 behind a Verizon fios router/modem.

Posted on 2007-07-31
Last Modified: 2008-04-17
I did the exact steps outlined in an earlier question (how to setup a router to get a public ip address when it's behind a verizon fios modem/router - except my verizon router has a broadband ethernet connection rather than a coax one (this meant there was no "Privacy" setting...)  I'm using a Linksys WRV200 vpn router (that's why I need the public ip address on the router - for vpn.)  Everything goes as stated (I released the ip, changed it to "No IP", "globe" light is red - etc. -- everything worked just as the solution said) but the Linksys router will not pull an ip address.  I turn it off then on, I click on "renew" - the ip address stays at   I have the linksys setup as automatic DHCP on the WAN side, does it need to be PPPOE?  
Thanks for any info...
Question by:loymiller
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    is it at pppoa right now?

    pppoe has a discover stage whereas pppoa doesn't imho

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    No - it's at Automatic DHCP - am I looking in the wrong place?  There's a choice under Automatic DHCP for PPPOE but not PPPOA...
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    pppoe is more than likely correct as pppoa is more for dial-up and usb adsl modems not really routers
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    I had a similar problem with my WRV200 using Verizon-Phone Line--->Modem--Ethernet>WRV200.
    My solution was to trick verizon into thinking I was using my old router, by cloning the MAC address.

    PPPOE wasn't required for me. I found the address of the only device registered to pull and IP, found the mac address, and in the WRV had it clone that mac address.

    If you don't have a working device, you may need to call verizon to have them reset the registered mac address. I didn't bother, and just tricked their system.

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