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PPP connection over Ethernet to the DSL modem. The PPPoE Manager is not
accessible for users with privileges set to None. However, access to the PPPoE
Manager is not necessary if the connection is to be established at startup. And unless
the unit is locked down, establishing the PPPoE connection would take place before
reading an INI file. Therefore any thin client which is not locked down would have the
default privilege (high) at this boot stage.
Open the PPPoE Manager by selecting it from the desktop menu. The PPPoE
Manager can also be set to open automatically on system start-up. For information on
the PPPoE Manager, refer to the Users Guide: Wyse ThinOSTM.
The PPPoE Manager allows configuration for the following ISP login properties:
Login Username - A login username up to 43 characters.
Login Password - A login password up to 15 characters.
Auto-Connect - A check box to allow an automatic connection on system startup.
Use default gateway on remote (PPPoE) network - A check box to use the
default gateway on system startup.
Dial-up Modem - A USB dial-up modem or a USB-to-Serial adapter connected to a
serial modem can be used with the thin client to access a dial-up server.
The dial-up server can provide either of two methods of access to the enterprise
An enterprise dial-up server will directly connect to the enterprise intranet.
An Internet Service Provider (ISP) dial-up server simply provides access to the
Internet, from which the thin client must access an enterprise PPTP VPN server
that connects to the enterprise intranet.
The dial-up server must be a Microsoft Remote Access Server or another
server that supports industry-standard protocols.
PPTP VPN - PPTP (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol) is a network protocol that
enables the secure transfer of data between a remote client (in this case the thin client)
and an enterprise server environment by creating a virtual private network (VPN)
across TCP/IP-based data networks such as the Internet. It provides a
password-protected path through the enterprise firewall to the enterprise server
environment in which the network and session services required by thin clients reside.
An Internet Service Provider (ISP) must be available to provide access to the Internet.
Any of the standard means of connecting to the ISP may be used, such as a dial-up
modem, cable modem, and DSL modem. The connection to the ISP must be
established first, before contacting the enterprise PPTP VPN server. This includes
dial-up access as well as direct access through the cable modem and DSL modem
For more information on these methods of access (and configuring the thin
client locally), refer to the Users Guide: Wyse ThinOSTM.
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