I spent the better part of the afternoon trying to get my new router (a WRT54G) to connect to my ADSL-modem.
The ADSL-modem (Alcatel Speedtouch Home) uses PPTP to setup a connection to the provider. And the router - as I've learned this afternoon - does not support PPTP very well. (Read: ... at all)
The solution I ended up using, was tweaking the ADSL-modem in such a way that it doesn't require PPTP anymore for the connection. It now logs on by itself and only requires a static IP-address on the internal side.
Tweaking the modem and changing the network settings took less than 10 minutes.
- Don't recommend non-technical users to buy a new router.
- Don't try to get the WRT54G to use PPTP