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Topic # 148741 29-Jun-2014 16:53
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I have searched all forum for pfsense configs for UFB and have yet to make it work. wondering if someone can shed some light as to what I'm doing wrong....

Currently setup is going to be ONT > Intel dual GT NIC > pfSense in VM (both nic port configured in vmnet 10 (WAN) and 11(LAN) as bridged to physical port)

VLAN 10 set
PPPoE set (service name empty)

pfSense config screenshot in uploaded images.

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  Reply # 1076630 29-Jun-2014 18:21
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Is your WAN traffic being tagged as VLAN 10, or is the NIC just part of VLAN 10? If the packets aren't tagged it won't work.
Does your ISP use PPPoE on their UFB connections?

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  Reply # 1076642 29-Jun-2014 18:52
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Does it need to be set on nic as well as pfsense?


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  Reply # 1076675 29-Jun-2014 20:17
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The packets need to be tagged going into the ONT, yes. I'm not sure what will happen with that if the router is being virtualised though sorry.

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  Reply # 1076747 29-Jun-2014 23:46
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try going into status > interfaces and clicking connect on your PPPoE connection, if you havent done that already.

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  Reply # 1076751 30-Jun-2014 00:06
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If the pfsense box is a VM then you don't need to setup any trunking on that, but will need to make sure the network you're using to connect to the pfsense box's WAN interface is configured for vlan10 so that it tags traffic on the way out to the ONT.

If you still have no luck you can ask your ISP to change your UFB connection to an un-tagged setup. Have two work collaegues doing this as their routers dont support tagging on the WAN interfaces. Some ISPs such as slingshot won't allow this though, but some will.

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  Reply # 1076764 30-Jun-2014 00:24
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The PFSense NICs and the Windows NICs are all completely separate virtualised devices.  There should be a virtual switch between all the WAN devices that is attached to the physical NIC, the same with the LAN devices.  In this case PFSense should make the connection to SNAP, but would need routing to be set up between the windows VM and the PFSense VM.

The image you posted of the PFSense interfaces shows that the WAN is set up identically to my working installation.  Does PFSense make the PPP connection to Snap?

If PFSense does connect, then the Windows WAN NIC will need to be set up with the same IP range as the PFsense LAN NIC as all external traffic will need to flow via the PFSense VM.  Windows will not be able to send directly to the internet. If it not already the case, I would recommend setting up a separate range for the PFSense LAN.

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  Reply # 1076778 30-Jun-2014 00:31
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What is your virtualisation platform? Can you provide more information about the setup exactly? Sounds like bad VLAN trunking setup....

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  Reply # 1077208 30-Jun-2014 17:19
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Thanks all. I'll try again tonight.

@zeon, I'm using vmware workstation 10 on a Intel E8400 box

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  Reply # 1077341 30-Jun-2014 21:18
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Thank you all for your replies.

I have it working now.

So it turns out, all i have to do was set VLAN 10 on physical WAN NIC port and remap tag VLAN WAN NIC to VMnet10 (bridged)

Not tag VLAN10 in pfsense PPPoE connection.

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