Wednesday 28 March 2012

How to install Windows PPPoE Server (RasPPPoE)

How to install Windows PPPoE Server

To use PPPoE Server on windows is easy. We can use RASPPPoE Server from to download the installation file. It will work for Almost all win flavours other then WIN Vista. We have used PPPoE Server on Linux Pcs generally but due to some limitation like ping size 9000 and above some Linux PPPoE server won't allow. We have to use Win PPPoE server. Why is it so with Linux servers still we need to investigate.

Steps to configure win PPPoE server.

1) Download package from

2) If you are running Windows 2000, right-click the My Network Places icon on your desktop and select Properties to bring up the Network and Dial-up Connections window.

3) If you are running Windows XP/2003, click the Start button, select Control Panel, then click Network and Internet Connections and then click the Network Connections control panel icon to bring up the Network Connections window.

4)Go to the menu and select View then Details to get a detailed view of the network connections on your machine.

5) You should find one or more Local Area Connection objects. Locate the one for the network adapter connected to your broadband modem (you should be able to tell by the name in the Device Name column), right-click it and select Properties.
In the properties dialog box, click the Install... button.
In the Select Network Component Type window, select Protocol and click the Add... button. (Note: It could take a few seconds for the following window to come up.) In the Select Network Protocol window, click the Have Disk... button.

6) In the Install From Disk window, either type the name of your temporary installation directory or click the Browse... button to navigate to it (it does not matter which of the INF files you select, Windows will automatically pick the right one later). Then click the OK button. ( Point it to the directory where you have unzipped the raspppoe files)

7) A new window opens, offering the PPP over Ethernet Protocol for installation. Click OK to start installing the protocol.
During installation, a window titled Digital Signature Not Found (Windows 2000) or Hardware Installation (Windows XP/2003) may come up several times (typically four times per installed network adapter), warning you that the driver has no digital signature or Windows Logo. Make sure you click "Yes" (Windows 2000) or "Continue Anyway" (Windows XP/2003) every time you are prompted to allow successful installation of the protocol.

8) Back at the Local Area Connection Properties window, click Close to close the window. Note: If you have a network adapter dedicated to your broadband modem, it is recommended that you first clear the checkboxes for all other components listed and leave only PPP over Ethernet Protocol checked.

9) If you have more than one network adapter in your system, you may want to disable the PPP over Ethernet Protocol for all adapters but the one your broadband modem is actually connected to. To do this, bring up the properties of each network adapter you want to disable the protocol for and clear the checkbox next to PPP over Ethernet Protocol in the listed components. BEWARE: If you accidentally disable the protocol for the network adapter you want to connect through, simply re-checking the checkbox, even if you do so immediately, may not be enough to make the protocol functional on that network adapter again.

10) Select properties TCP/IP of the connection and give ip address of the range of the clients.

Done and ready to use.

Please post your comments , which type of PPPoE server you use for testing purpose.