Which state are you from? I know in Los angeles, CA areas, Verizon's DSL uses dynamic ip addresses and not PPPoE. It could be different in other parts but all the clients I have setup with Verizon had Dynamic IP addresses just like cable uers unless you have a static IP.
To connect to the router:
- First make sure the modem is plugged in the WAN port on your router. Then plug your computer into the router in any of the LAN ports. I would not configure the router wirelessly.
- Click on Start>run and type in CMD and click on OK. You will see a command prompt. then type in ipconfig and write down the default gateway, it should be 192.168.1.1. Now if your IP address shows up as 169.254.x.x then you are not getting an IP address from the router so don't bother moving on to the next step.
- Open up your web browser, in the address bar type in http://192.168.1.1
or whatever default gateway you got in the previous step.
- I am not too familiar with your router but there should be a status page. On this page you want to make sure that the WAN status says it's connected and that you are actually getting an IP address from verizon.
- Post results here so that we can move on to the next steps.