I am trying to replace a Dlink 614+ router with a 871W. The Dlink had 3 hardwired computers and one wireless connection connected to the Internet using Earthlink PPOE and DSL.
The Dlink is configured with required PPOE Earthlink user name and password.
I find the SDM disk provided does not list the 871 but I decided to use the CD anyway. The next problem I find is the Dlink doesn't have a CHAP or PAP setting like the 871 when configuring the PPOE.
Unlike the Dlink, I can't figure where the 871 stores it's WAN IP address. The 871 DHCP does assign LAN IP addresses but there is no connection to the Internet.
Since I could not figure the 871 PPOE settings, I disabled the PPOE and enable the Dynamic IP setting instead. That did not help.
Then I addressed the Earthlink modem and set that up to make the PPOE connection. However I still had no Internet.
Next I tried to select static IP address and enter the gateway address of the external modem. Still didn't get Internet.
I bought back the Dlink, disabled the modem PPOE and plugged the the WAN port of the 871 into the Dlink lan and not even computers connected to to Dlink could get on the Internet.