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Is there a way to connect my iPhone 4S to the Internet with WiFi when the connection is using the PPPoE protocol?

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Do you mean to connect to the wireless router itself and get internet access this way?

According to Apple Support Forums,

Generally people will have a router establish the PPPoE connection and then share it with the devices on the local network.

Do you have a computer or another device already connected to the local network? If so, you might be able to share the connection off one of these devices as a separate Wi-Fi connection.

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I would like the connect to the wireless router and then start connection to the internet using a pppoe username/password. I cannot change the settings of my router as it is blocked by the provider. Sharing the pppoe connection wirelessly from my macbook doesnt seem to work as I cannot share a (wireless) pppoe using the "sharing" part of the settings. –  benst Jul 30 '12 at 8:24
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You could try using Connectify to redistribute the computer's connection over WiFi, not sure if it works on OS X though, check it out: google connectify.

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Thanks for this tip. Was more looking for a homebrew iphone app to not be needing to use a laptop. This sharing tool might work; havent checked it yet. Question for me can be closed, have new internet connection without pppoe –  benst Sep 18 '12 at 13:49
    
Connectify is, unfortunately, Windows-only. –  CajunLuke Sep 22 '12 at 16:43
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