2. Broadband Type
Specify the WAN connection type required by your Internet Service Provider. Specify Cable modem or xDSL Router, Fixed-IP xDSL, PPPoE xDSL, PPTP or BigPond.

Cable Modem or xDSL Router
A cable modem or xDSL Router requires minimal configuration. When you have setup an account with your Internet provider, the U.S. Robotics 802.11g Wireless Router will be automatically configured when plugged into the cable modem or xDSL Router. The host name field is optional, but may be required by some Cable Service Providers. If there is a Domain Name Server (DNS) that you would rather use, you need to specify the IP address in the "Advanced Setup | WAN | DNS" page.

Fixed-IP xDSL
Some xDSL Internet Service Providers may assign a fixed IP address for your gateway. If you have been provided with this information, choose this option and enter the assigned IP address, subnet mask, gateway IP and DNS IP addresses for your U.S. Robotics 802.11g Wireless Router .

If you connect to the Internet using an xDSL Modem and your ISP has provided you with a password, and service name, then your ISP uses PPPoE. You must choose this option and enter the required information.

Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol is a common connection method used for xDSL connections in Europe.

In this section you can configure the built-in client for the BigPond Internet service available in Australia.