PPPOE SUPPORT FOR CISCO AP1242AG

Chantheman
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High Guys,

I have an AP 1242AG an an ISP that requires PPOE to authenticate. I want to use the AP to do this and clients will connect to the AP for DHCP and ultimately internet access.

Can this AP be configured to do this , if so how?
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The 1242AG has neither a DHCP server nor the PPPOE logon capability built in.

To make it do what you want you'll need to (at least*) set a router in front of it... nothing special required - a Linksys BEFSR81 or BEFSX41 should work fine if you don't have a router already.

* to the 'at least' part - if it's currently a lightweight access point (you can tell by the part number), you'll also need to convert it to a standalone (autonomous) AP in order to use it without a wireless controller.
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according to the Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series 802.11A/B/G Access Point Data Sheet, this device is an AP only, not a router or firewall. it does not support PPPOE, and neither DHCP.

unfortunately, the answer is NO.

however, you may find a cheap router (even wired) to implement PPPOE and DHCP, then connect this router to the AP to provide internet access wirelessly.

FYI - Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series 802.11A/B/G Access Point Data Sheet
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps5678/ps6521/product_data_sheet0900aecd8031c844.pdf

hope it helps,
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