Broadband Connection (WAN Miniport PPPOE)

  onthelimit1 22:28 23 Aug 2012

Working on an XP PC. Under Network Connections, I see the usual LAN and Wireless Network Connection. In addition, ther is another icon headed 'Broadband', and labelled 'Broadband Connection 2 Disconnected WAN Miniport (PPPOE)'.

Never seen this before. Google not a huge help. Could somone give me a simple explanation please.

  rdave13 22:51 23 Aug 2012

It's for a dial-up connectiions I think. Check that 'never dial a connection' is selected in internet options - connections tab.

  northumbria61 23:24 23 Aug 2012

As per rdave13 - that is for dial-up.

  onthelimit1 08:49 24 Aug 2012

OK thanks.

  Secret-Squirrel 10:41 24 Aug 2012

"....ther is another icon headed 'Broadband', and labelled 'Broadband Connection 2 Disconnected WAN Miniport (PPPOE)'."

That connection is usually for folks that get their Internet via a PPPoE cable modem. In the UK, we use PPPoA so it's likely that connection icon isn't actually doing anything. I usually find that home users mistakenly create that connection by going through XP's "Create a new connection" wizard and choose the wrong options. If yours is a home user and it's causing problems then it's probably safe to delete it.

  rdave13 10:55 24 Aug 2012

Thanks for that Secret-Squirrel as was unsure of the "broadband" bit. Always forget about cable connections.

  onthelimit1 15:11 24 Aug 2012

Thanks SS - I'll delete it and see what happens (having other problems with this PC thread here)

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