Apparently my router stopped working on Monday (although it seems to be fine in every way other than establishing a PPPoE session - I'm skeptical) and as a result while I wait for a replacement to be sent I'm trying pfSense over VirtualBox. I'm far from an expert though so any advice would be welcome. I also tried setting a PPPoE connection tagged as VLAN id 10 on Windows 10 but it appears my Intel network card just won't do VLAN tagging on Windows 10.
- I've plugged my desktop directly into the ONT on LAN 1.
- The power and optical lights on the ONT are green, LAN 1 is orange.
- Set up VirtualBox and installed pfSense
- Created two virtual NICs for the VM
- Associated one with LAN and one with WAN in pfSense
- Set up VLAN id 10
- Set up a PPPoE connection with my username, password and a blank service name and associated this with VLAN 10
- Set the WAN interface to use the above PPPoE connection
- Set permissive firewall rules for incoming and outgoing connections
Nothing happens. 2Degrees do not see an authentication attempt at their end. There is no info in the logs why other than "connecting to '' " over and over. This is where my skepticism that it's even a problem at my end kicks in. I could have pfSense configured incorrectly but it could also be an undiagnosed upstream issue.
I was also wondering if because I'm passing this packet through a virtual NIC in Windows 10 if the above VLAN problem Windows 10 has is stripping the packet.