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cant put in PPoE authentication settings

I have a Netopia r910 router and we are changing our ISP to ADSL and will be usign PPoE.  The manual directs one to make the change to PPoE from the Main Menu after logging on by going to - "WAN config" - "WAN Setup" - "EN (WAN Module) Setup" menu.  On my Wan Setup menu there is no choice of "EN (WAN Module) Setup".  I need to get to a menu where I can put in the  PPoE authentication user name and pw.

On my "WAN Setup" page is the choice for (and I have looked in them all for the PPoE authentication settings) "Address Translation Enabled:" (yes) - "obtain WAN address via DHCP: (off) - "Local WAN IP address:" (ip address) - "Local WAN IP Mask:" (ip mask) - "NAT Map List:" (Easy-Pat List) - "NAT Server List:" (Easy-Servers) - "NAT options:" - "Stateful Inspection Enabled:" (no) - "Filter Set..." - "Remove Filter Set..." - "WAN Ethernet Speed Setting..." (auto negotiation) - WAN Ethernet MAC Address:" (MAC adrress) - "RIP options..."
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When you switch over to the new ISP, they will offer you a new CPE.  Unless there is a justifiable reason for using an "unsupported" router, finding support and expertise on these routers can be an ongoing hassle and makes little sense.  

If you are attached to the router, you can always keep the the unsupported around as a "backup" unit, especially if you setup the DSL router as a modem (Bridged mode)...

Finally, if you ask, many ISPs offer a "rebate" that negates the cost of the router. That makes the supported router "free"...  make sense?