How to create a PPPoE connection in Windows XP?

PPPoE broadband Internet connection

Picture: Diagram of PPPoE broadband Internet connection.

PPPoE (Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet) is a standard Internet protocol that inherits all PPP features but runs over Ethernet network. PPPoE is commonly used in DSL and cable Internet access service to take advantage of its ability to provide authentication, encryption, and compression. Broadband ISP uses PPPoE to establish a secure point-to-point connection for its broadband Internet access user and to allow traffic metering. For the end user, the main benefit is enhanced security when connecting to the Internet using a DSL/cable modem as though a dial-up modem were used. Below are the step-by-step instructions for creating a PPPoE connection in Windows XP.

1. Open the New Connection Wizard. Click Next.
2. In Network Connection Type, select "Connect to the Internet". Click Next.
3. In Getting Ready, select "Set up my connection manually". Click Next.
4. In Internet Connection, select "Connect using a broadband connection that requires a user name and password". Click Next.

PPPoE in Windows XP

Picture: Creating a PPPoE broadband Internet connection in Windows XP

5. In Connection Name, type your ISP or service name in the textbox. Click Next. 
6. In Internet Account Information, type your user name and password. Click Next.
7. Click Finish. The Connect dialog box will appear. If you would like to connect to the Internet now, input your user name and password, then click Connect. Otherwise, click Cancel.
8. Go to Control Panel. (In Classic View) open Network Connections folder. Your PPPoE connection icon must be in the right pane under Broadband. Double-click the icon to start an Internet connection.