You can specify the WAN type of your Nokia WiFi network, which affects how it connects to the internet. Your WAN connection type generally is determined by your Internet Service Provider (ISP).

From the Network portion of the Settings screen, tap WAN. You see the options DHCP, Static, and PPPoE.

  • DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol allows your Beacon to get an IP address automatically. This is the Nokia WiFi default.
  • Static This address does not change automatically and has been reserved by your ISP specifically for you.
  • PPPoE Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet requires a specific username and password from your ISP and typically is used with DSL connections.

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Select Static and you must provide the following:

  • IP Address
  • Subnet Mask
  • Default Gateway
  • Primary DNS (mandatory)
  • Secondary DNS (optional)

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Select PPPOE and you are instructed to contact your ISP for the username and password required to set configure this WAN type.

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