Previously we saw how to setup OpenWrt on Xiaomi Router 3. In this tutorial we will configure internet connectivity (PPPoE) via SSH.

  1. SSH into your router (IP:, username: root, password: admin or your selected admin password)

  2. Now issue the below command:

vi /etc/config/network

Paste this (remember to change ‘username-given-by-isp’ & ‘password-given-by-isp’ fields. Also If your ISP needs specific mac address to connect, change ‘’ the field also):

config interface 'wan'
option ifname 'eth0.2'
option proto 'pppoe'
option username 'username-given-by-isp'
option password 'password-given-by-isp'
option ipv6 'auto'
option persist 'true'
option maxfail '0'
option holdoff '10'

config device 'wan_dev'
option name 'eth0.2'
option macaddr '<mac-address-provided-by-your-isp-or-any-mac-address>' #Example: '6D:63:6C:98:69:58'
  1. Save and exit. Now restart the network. Execute the following command:
/etc/init.d/network restart

Done! Now you should connected with internet. For more info, please visit