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Topic # 193692 20-Mar-2016 17:59
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Has anyone had any success getting Spark Fibre to work with pfSense?

 

I've tried the config suggested in this post but without success. Following that config pfSense obtained an IP address and DNS addresses from Spark but I couldn't surf the internet. I've also tried to get Spark Fibre working with Sophos XG Firewall Home Edition and had a similar situation obtained an IP address and DNS addresses but I couldn't surf the internet. 

 

It feels like I'm missing something simple. Any ideas or tips?


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  Reply # 1516542 20-Mar-2016 18:11
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All you need is PPPoE (not DHCP or IPoE) on vlan 10 with a pbit of 0. Then dynamically assign IP and DNS from the provider.

With a username of user and a password of password.

The post looks ok. So it should just work.







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  Reply # 1519673 25-Mar-2016 15:11
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Thanks tried the config again and managed to get it working.


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  Reply # 1525918 4-Apr-2016 17:39
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I just wanted to confirm that I also got pfsense working with spark fibre.

 

The instructions I found closest on what to do where here: (https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=59436.0) and (https://www.spark.co.nz/help/internet-email/getstarted/broadband-settings-for-third-party-modems/) here:

 

1. go to Interfaces -> (assign) and click on the VLANs tab to create the VLAN, 

 

2. go to Interfaces -> (assign) and click on the "+" at the bottom right to add the VLAN to the pool of interfaces available to pfSense, 

 

3. go to Interfaces -> (assign) and click on the PPPs tab then click on the "+" to add a new PPPoE interface (if necessary) then configure it

 

4. go to Interfaces -> (assign) to set the pfSense WAN interface to the newly configured PPPoE interface.

 

You can see this in the following steps:

 

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  Reply # 1565617 4-Jun-2016 12:26
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Hi there, 

 

 

 

i have been trying to get my pfsence box to talk to the ont for over two weeks now and have followed this guide and am still having no luck.

 

 

 

i am using pfsense v 2.3-release (amd64)

 

 

 

i have tried using a vlan tag of 10 and also found a mention on 7 which also did not work.

 

 

 

any help would be greatly rewarded with beer

 

 


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  Reply # 1565621 4-Jun-2016 12:37
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Only VLAN 10 will work not 7 and not untaged. And it needs to be PPPoE not DHCP. That's all you need to make it work.





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  Reply # 1565629 4-Jun-2016 12:47
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On spark?

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  Reply # 1565662 4-Jun-2016 13:59
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macuser: On spark?

Yes. On Spark.

For Spark you must support VLAN 10 with PPPoE and anything in the username and password fields. The IP address and DNS servers are assigned dynamically so you should never set anything on your client side even if you have a Static IP.





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  Reply # 1565690 4-Jun-2016 16:00
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macuser: On spark?

Yes. On Spark.

For Spark you must support VLAN 10 with PPPoE and anything in the username and password fields. The IP address and DNS servers are assigned dynamically so you should never set anything on your client side even if you have a Static IP.


Sorry I was referring to person having trouble. If with bigpipe etc then no vlan tag required, I understand this is the Spark forum though :)

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