Problem with "pppoe enable group global"

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Jun 16th, 2008
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I configured a Cisco 1841 fpr PPPoE via Multilink PPP. I try to set the command

"pppoe enable group global"

for the FastEthernet0/0 and FastEthernet0/1 interfaces. But this command is not accepted, only "pppoe enable" is possible. Is there a big difference, could that cause a problem when I use "pppoe enable" instead of "pppoe enable group global"?

Here the example config for FastEthernet0/0:

interface FastEthernet0/0

description PPPOE WAN1

no ip address

no ip redirects

no ip unreachables

no ip proxy-arp

ip route-cache flow

duplex auto

speed auto

pppoe enable group global

pppoe-client dial-pool-number 1

no mop enabled


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Pravin Phadte Mon, 06/16/2008 - 04:42
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If a PPPoE profile is not specified by using the group option, PPPoE sessions will be established using values from the global PPPoE profile.

PPPoE profiles must be configured using the bba-group pppoe command.

PPPoE on an Ethernet Interface Example

The following example enables PPPoE sessions on Ethernet interface 1/0. PPPoE sessions will be established using the PPPoE parameters in the global PPPoE profile.

interface ethernet1/0

pppoe enable


bba-group pppoe global

virtual-template 1

sessions max limit 8000

sessions per-vc limit 8

sessions per-mac limit 2

Hope this helps.



paolo bevilacqua Mon, 06/16/2008 - 06:32
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Hi, despite what some older guide say, you don;t need any command beside pppoe-enable and pppoe-client for PPPoE under ethernet interface.

Note the ip commands under FA0/0 are unnecessary because the interface is not IP enabled, you should put them under dialer interface instead.

Hope thus helps, please rate post if it does!


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