Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


9 posts

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 180991 28-Sep-2015 21:00
Send private message

evening chasps - am currently heading down the path of UFB for home, chorus has installed, ONT flashing nicely on wall, pfsense installed on dl360g4 (2 nics (up) in pfsense,) and LAN/switch all happily connect / lights up on switch etc........... However ....... I for the life of me can't get the wan connection up on the pfsense box -    Provider is Solarix here in Albany (PPPoE connection) , i may have gotten the wrong end of the internet reading (a little knowledge etc etc) here and hooked up wrong or missed a piece H/W??????

ONT----> (Should something be here???) ------->pfSense box to act as router/firewall ----------> Netgear GS724t v3  = happy wife???? 


any guidance would be truely gratefully accepted, am starting to think I might be in a little deep lol

 


**ONT LAN1 lights up amber-ish giving me warm fuzzies about gigabit connection between the ONT and pfSense box

Create new topic
175 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 18


  Reply # 1396110 28-Sep-2015 21:09
3 people support this post
Send private message

Do Solarix require VLAN10 tagging?? if so you will need to add a vlan interface with a ID/Tag of 10 to the On the WAN port and then the PPPoE connection needs to be on the VLAN10 interface.



'That VDSL Cat'
7920 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1619

Trusted
Spark
Subscriber

  Reply # 1396127 28-Sep-2015 21:33
One person supports this post
Send private message

As above, have you checked if you need to be tagging VLAN 10?

assuming you do, your setup should be something like this. (this is a bridged dsl vlan 10 setup but will work exactly the same.)



Careful with Service names, Your best off keeping it blank unless required.

There is no problem with your Pfsense box being terminated directly into the ONT, it can do all the work, just need to configure your side correctly.




#include <std_disclaimer>

 

Any comments made are personal opinion and do not reflect directly on the position my current or past employers may have.


563 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 89


  Reply # 1396130 28-Sep-2015 21:39
One person supports this post
Send private message

I have pfsense running in a VM on a Windows box with a Vodafone UFB connection.

For Vodafone UFB (and most others I think) you have to tag traffic as VLAN 10, I did this on my Windows host OS which creates a virtual (VLAN 10) network adapter which I use as the WAN for pfsense.

I then set WAN to DHCP (not PPPoE) and everything worked fine.

You could try eliminating variables by plugging your ONT directly into a Windows PC then try setting to DHCP and/or adding VLAN tagging.



9 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 1396145 28-Sep-2015 21:46
Send private message

I knew i forgot to ask them that when talking to them today - another angle of attack for tomorrow - cheers chasps

 

 

 

 



9 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 1396653 29-Sep-2015 15:19
Send private message

Solarix were pretty nonplussed about it, whether i done vlan10 tagging or not - tried both, no change - I did notice my LAN interface was set to static ip, shouldn't be a bother??????? at the point of grasping at straws here

 

 

 

have soft booted the ont, she seems to have come back up fine................ <again with the banging of head> lol



9 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 1396790 29-Sep-2015 19:42
Send private message

not sure whats gone right, complete rebuild of the raid in server - not a big job - new cd burnt, version 2.2.4 installed with WAN/LAN cables disconnected (wondering if that was the issue????? grasping here) logged in, seems to be holding on even after a couple of nervous system reboots to laugh at murphy for a change........ working through set up, NTP assignment, rules etc........

 

 

 

Q2 - for wifi I have a Ubiquiti Unifi to hook up right outside wifies office door - she's pretty much the main wifi bandit in the house - connect to pfsense box or into switch?? intention is to do most monitoring / tweaking from laptop hooked into the switch - any ideas muchly appreciated :-)



563 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 89


  Reply # 1397041 30-Sep-2015 08:29
One person supports this post
Send private message

bjocque: Solarix were pretty nonplussed about it, whether i done vlan10 tagging or not - tried both, no change - I did notice my LAN interface was set to static ip, shouldn't be a bother??????? at the point of grasping at straws here   have soft booted the ont, she seems to have come back up fine................ <again with the banging of head> lol


LAN needs static IP, that's the IP to access your pfsense box and usually start of DHCP range.

bjocque: not sure whats gone right, complete rebuild of the raid in server - not a big job - new cd burnt, version 2.2.4 installed with WAN/LAN cables disconnected (wondering if that was the issue????? grasping here) logged in, seems to be holding on even after a couple of nervous system reboots to laugh at murphy for a change........ working through set up, NTP assignment, rules etc........   Q2 - for wifi I have a Ubiquiti Unifi to hook up right outside wifies office door - she's pretty much the main wifi bandit in the house - connect to pfsense box or into switch?? intention is to do most monitoring / tweaking from laptop hooked into the switch - any ideas muchly appreciated :-)




ONT > (WAN) pfsense (LAN) > SWITCH > Wifi | PC | etc



9 posts

Wannabe Geek


Reply # 1397454 30-Sep-2015 17:29
Send private message

"ONT > (WAN) pfsense (LAN) > SWITCH > Wifi | PC | etc"

pretty much how i hoped/thought it would be, working my way through the cookbook

cheers Ken, appreciate it (and means i don't have to add more ports to the dl360)



Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34


Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07


All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks arrives on Amazon Prime Video
Posted 2-Jun-2018 16:21


Innovation Grant, High Tech Awards and new USA office for Kiwi tech company SwipedOn
Posted 1-Jun-2018 20:54


Commerce Commission warns Apple for misleading consumers about their rights
Posted 30-May-2018 13:15


IBM leads Call for Code to use cloud, data, AI, blockchain for natural disaster relief
Posted 25-May-2018 14:12


New FUJIFILM X-T100 aims to do better job than smartphones
Posted 24-May-2018 20:17


Stuff takes 100% ownership of Stuff Fibre
Posted 24-May-2018 19:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.