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Wannabe Geek


# 180991 28-Sep-2015 21:00
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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

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Master Geek


  # 1396110 28-Sep-2015 21:09
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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.



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  # 1396127 28-Sep-2015 21:33
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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.




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  # 1396130 28-Sep-2015 21:39
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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.



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Wannabe Geek


  # 1396145 28-Sep-2015 21:46
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I knew i forgot to ask them that when talking to them today - another angle of attack for tomorrow - cheers chasps

 

 

 

 



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Wannabe Geek


  # 1396653 29-Sep-2015 15:19
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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



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Wannabe Geek


  # 1396790 29-Sep-2015 19:42
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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 :-)



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  # 1397041 30-Sep-2015 08:29
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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

 
 
 
 




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Wannabe Geek


# 1397454 30-Sep-2015 17:29
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"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)



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