Should I use Dynamic IP or PPPoE?

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Updated 12-19-2023 03:48:20 AM 13764
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The connection type to use dynamic IP or PPPoE depends on ISP and how you connect the router.

It is recommended to choose Dynamic IP for your router when it connected to a main router like pic 1.

Or you are suggested to confirm with ISP about the connection type if you wire the TP-Link router to ISP directly without another router in between like Pic 2. And we collect the common connection types of some regular ISPs below for reference only.

Pic 1

Pic 2

Connection types of regular ISPs

ISPs may change their settings on a daily basis, it is strongly advised to contact your ISP before connecting to the internet.

United Kingdom

ISP: BT, Plusnet, TalkTalk, Vodafone, EE, AAISP, IDNet, Vispa, Zen, Claranet

Network Topology 1:
DSL cable(VDSL)--TP-Link Deco DSL / DSL Modem Router

Connection Type

Required Parameters

PPPoE

Need username and password.
VLAN ID (confirm with ISP)

Network Topology 2:

ISP Hub or Fiber modem or DSL Modem --Ethernet Cable-- TP-Link Deco/ Wi-Fi Router

Connection Type

Required Parameters

Normally use PPPoE

Note: you may try to use Dynamic IP or confirm with ISP if no PPPoE username and password provided by ISP

If PPPoE, need username and password.
VLAN ID (confirm with ISP)

Australia

Network Topology 1:
DSL cable(VDSL)--TP-Link Deco DSL / DSL Modem Router

ISP

Connection Type

Required Parameters

TPG(FTTN), Internode, Dodo, iiNet

PPPoE

Username
Password
VLAN ID(confirm with ISP)

TPG(FTTB ), Optus, AGL, Exetel

PPPoE

Username
Password

Telstra/Belong, Origin,

Vodafone(FTTN,FTTP/FTTC),

Optus, iiNet, Superloop,

Aussie Broadband

Dynamic

/

Network Topology 2:
NBN box--Ethernet Cable-- TP-Link Deco/ Wi-Fi Router

ISP

Connection Type

Required Parameters

TPG, Internode(HFC), DODO, iiNet, Slingshot Cable

PPPoE

Username
Password
VLAN ID(confirm with ISP)

Internode(FTTP), AGL, Optus,

Southern Phone

PPPoE

Username
Password

Telstra/Belong, Vodafone,

Superloop Fixed Wireless Connection

Dynamic

/

New Zealand

Network Topology:
DSL cable(VDSL)--TP-Link Deco DSL / DSL Modem Router

ISP

Connection Type

Required Parameters

Spark_FiberFlip_VDSL

PPPoE

Username
Password
VLAN ID(confirm with ISP)

Stuff_ Fiber

Dynamic

VLAN ID(confirm with ISP)

United States

ISP: Xfinity (Comcast), Spectrum (Charter), Cox, Optimum, AT&T, Verizon, Frontier

Network Topology:
Fiber modem or Cable modem --Ethernet Cable-- TP-Link Deco/ Wi-Fi Router

Connection Type

Required Parameters

Dynamic

/

*For CenturyLink’s fiber service: Set up Deco please clickhere”; Set up TP-Link Wi-Fi Router please clickhere”.

*For Starlink service: Set up Deco please clickhere”; Set up TP-Link Wi-Fi Router please clickhere”.

Singapore

Network Topology:

Fiber modem or Cable modem --Ethernet Cable-- TP-Link Deco/ Wi-Fi Router

ISP

Connection Type

Required Parameters

StarHub Cable, MyRepublic, M1

Dynamic IP

/

SingTel

Dynamic IP

VLAN ID
Mode: Singapore-SingTel

(Refer to the guide below)

*Set up TP-Link Deco with SingTel fiber service, please clickhere

*Set up TP-Link Wi-Fi Router with SingTel fiber service, please clickhere

Hong Kong Region

Network Topology:

Fiber modem--Ethernet Cable-- TP-Link Deco/ Wi-Fi Router
Internet---Ethernet Cable-- TP-Link Deco/ Wi-Fi Router

ISP

Connection Type

Required Parameters

HGC、

PCCW

PPPoE

Username
Password

Dynamic IP

/

HKBN、

China Mobile (Hong Kong)、

i-CABLE

Dynamic IP

/

台湾地区

Network Topology:

網絡公司--光纖数据机(小乌龟)--网线-- TP-Link Deco/ Wi-Fi Router
網絡公司---网线-- TP-Link Deco/ Wi-Fi Router

ISP

Connection Type

Required Parameters

中華電信、遠傳、So-net

PPPoE

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