What is PPPoE/PPPoA, and what's the difference between the two?

PPPoE (Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet) and PPPoA (Point to Point Protocol over ATM) are two methods that Internet Service Providers use to deliver an Internet connection to households or businesses.

Most New Zealand ISPs use PPPoA, and it's important that your modem be configured correctly in order to get a connection. A lot of Australian providers will use PPPoE, so if you bring an Aussie modem to New Zealand, it may not work!

If you'd like to know more about configuring your modem, try these links:

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