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Wannabe Geek

# 223810 18-Oct-2017 12:12
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Hi all,


I'm with 2Degrees for my VDSL (formerly SNAP as far as I can tell but they'd changed before I signed up).  I want to move my FritzBox out of the job it's doing as a firewall and router and relegate it to be nothing but a wifi gateway and handle phones.


I have my old Spark VDSL modem - an HG630b - which I can get to connect via VDSL to 2Degrees just fine.  It works nicely in either bridged mode or handling the PPPoE and routing itself - I get internets.


I want to run in bridged mode and use my shiny Mikrotik router - a CCR1009-7G-1C-1S+ - to handle the PPPoE and routing.




I have switched the HG630b into bridged mode, bound to eth4 (keeping eth1 for management etc).


I have created a VLAN on eth1 on the Mikrotik with VLAN-ID 10, then created a pppoe client connection and bound it to the newly created VLAN.


If I run a PPPoE scan on the VLAN, I can see "SNAP-69" and a MAC address, suggesting that it's working correctly, but I can't get the PPPoE client state to do anything other just sit at "Connecting...".




When I unplug the phone line from the HG630b it switches status to: "disconnected".


My setup:


Regular boring ethernet cable from ether1 on the Mikrotik to LAN4 on the HG630b


/interface ethernet
set [ find default-name=ether1 ] advertise=10M-full,100M-full,1000M-full arp=enabled arp-timeout=auto auto-negotiation=yes bandwidth=unlimited/unlimited disabled=no full-duplex=yes l2mtu=1580 loop-protect=\
default loop-protect-disable-time=5m loop-protect-send-interval=5s mac-address=64:D1:54:E6:EB:F1 master-port=none mtu=1500 name=ether1 orig-mac-address=64:D1:54:E6:EB:F1 rx-flow-control=off speed=100Mbps \
/interface vlan
add arp=enabled arp-timeout=auto disabled=no interface=ether1 loop-protect=default loop-protect-disable-time=5m loop-protect-send-interval=5s mtu=1500 name=vlan10 use-service
/interface pppoe-client
add ac-name=SNAP-69 add-default-route=yes allow=pap,chap,mschap1,mschap2 default-route-distance=0 dial-on-demand=no disabled=no interface=vlan10 keepalive-timeout=60 max-mru=
2Degrees-PPPoE password=password profile=default service-name="" use-peer-dns=yes

I can't figure out what I'm missing, it seems like this should just work.  Does anyone know where I'm going wrong?


Many thanks and kind regards,



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  # 1885701 18-Oct-2017 13:35
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My guess is that traffic from HG630 is untagged.

Spark FibreMAX using Mikrotik CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+. Apple TV 4, Apple TV 4K, iPad Air 1, iPhone 6s, VodaTV Gen 2. If it doesn't move then its data cabled.

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Wannabe Geek

  # 1885740 18-Oct-2017 14:52
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I'd configured the VDSL interface on the HG to tag VLAN10 via the "Basic -> Link Interface -> VDSL" screen.  Although I'd have assumed that the entire thing wouldn't work if that were the issue surely? ie the HG works pretty well on it's own in router mode instead of bridged.  It's when I bridge and try to use the Mikrotik that everything stops working.


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  # 1885750 18-Oct-2017 15:00
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On a whim, I tried turning off the VLAN tagging on the HG.  Suddenly everything started working, thank you so much for pointing me that way!

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