We have been using ACT broadband (now Fibernet) connection for nearly two years. As of now, connection speeds which we get is pretty decent enough. The only issue with ACT is that it forces customers to their web based portal everyday for log-in into their network. Fortunately there is a workaround for bypassing this web based login by automatic login through Wifi router with PPPoe configuration.
Automatic Login ACT Fibernet with Wifi Router PPPoe configuration
In our case,we are using a D-Link wireless router. If you’re using a different make router like Belkin or Cisco, please check for similar settings..
Using D-link wifi router, straight forward setting of PPPoe configuration didn’t work out for us. After doing the settings, even ACT portal homepage was not opening. So request you guys to do step by step as mentioned below.
First of all, logout of your ACT account. This is important and PPPoe settings will not work without completely logging off your account.
(To completely logoff your account, switch off your wifi and directly connect the ACT lan cable to your laptop. Go to http://portal.acttv.in/ and first login and then logout from your account.)
Now switch on your wifi (don’t connect ACT cable). Login to your wifi router configuration page. http://192.168.0.1/index.asp
Once you login, click on Manual Setup icon.
In the setup page, click on “Internet connection”
Now click on the Manual Internet Connection Setup option. See image(click to enlarge).
Choose internet connection as PPPoe(username/ password) option as shown below.
Now in PPPoe settings, check the below image and do configuration as per that settings.
Enter your ACT login username and password.
Service name should be BLANK.(important)
DNS can be either received from ISP or Manual. We used Google’s DNS service.
Connection Mode select: Always
Now click Save settings and reboot your Wifi Router.
Connect your ACT cable to Wifi router and Restart router. Go to ACT portal page( portal.acttv.in) and check whether you’ve logged in automatically.
If you’re not able to login to Act network or if it fails to even load even the portal homepage. Repeat the above steps after completely logging out the portal.(steps mentioned above)
If you’re still facing problems configuring Automatic login in ACT broadband through PPPoe settings mention them in comments.