How to Configure Mac with PPPoE Ethernet if using DSL or Cable Modem

If you have a DSL or Cable Modem connection at your home or office to connect to the internet, and your ISP uses PPPoE (Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet), you can connect it to your Mac by following the below steps.

  1. Go to Apple Menu , select System Settings (System Preferences if using macOS Monterey or below)
  2. Now select Network from the Sidebar.
  3. Now click on the 3 dots and select Add Service.
  4. Add Service
  5. Choose PPPoE and under Ethernet choose (Ethernet if you are connected via Ethernet cable or Wi-Fi) and click Create.
    Select PPPoE
  6. Now open the service you created and click on Details..., and add details PPPoE Service Name, Account Name and Password as provided by your ISP (Cable provider).
  7. You can also add details about TCP/IP (IP V4/V6, Router), DNS, WINS, Proxies and PPP details if any by selecting them from the right sidebar.
  8. Enter PPPoE Service account name password TCP IP DNS WINS and Proxy details

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