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Topic # 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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  Reply # 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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  Reply # 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.)



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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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  Reply # 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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  Reply # 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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  Reply # 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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  Reply # 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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  Reply # 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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Reply # 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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