How to set up an ADSL router connection

Follow the steps below to set up your router.

  1. Open your internet browser
  2. Log into the router. Go to the IP address of your router for example
  3. Set up your connection using the settings below.

Router settings for an ADSL connection

  • Port: 0.
  • VPI: Virtual Path Identifier. Should be set to 8.
  • VCI: Virtual Channel Identifier. Should be set to 35.
  • Service Type: PPP over Ethernet (PPPoE).
  • Encapsulation type: LLC.
  • Authentication type: Auto.
  • Your DNS settings must be set to automatic/dynamic (some routers have the which also means dynamic/automatic).
  • Your DSL username/password: as provided by Afrihost (you should have received these via mail, or you can access them through the client zone) this will be a
  • Save the settings and restart your router. There should be an option under the settings to restart/reboot without having to use the power button.
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