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Definition of Winpppoverethernet

Winpppoverethernet Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Microsoft Windows Task List Programs Glossary by SRP
WinPPPOverEthernet.exe
(Fine Point Technologies)
Background task for WinPoET. WinPoET is a program which provides support for PPPoE (Point-to-Point Protocol Over Ethernet). For the layman PPPoE is a technology which enables your ISP to connect you to DSL/ADSL access in a manner that looks to you as if you are connecting via a standard modem, except that you are in fact connecting via a network card. Putting aside what you may have been told by your ISP, the only and real reason for using this technology is to enable your ISP to provide broadband DSL access while at the same time not having to go through costly modifications of their authentication infrastructure (authentication is the process of verifying that you are an authorised user of your ISP’s network, and then letting you access the Internet). WinPoET, and others like it, was invented in the early days of DSL to enable ISPs to embrace DSL at vastly reduced costs to them since they could use their existing infrastructure with very few changes. In 2002 and beyond, most new DSL services are provided without such software with the ISPs providing the end-user with DSL routers.
Recommendation :
If WINPPPOVERETHERNET is running on your PC, and it was provided by your current ISP, then you need it, period.