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#264329 16-Jan-2020 15:55
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Hi There,


Just wondering if anyone else is running PFsense with a VDSL connection?


I've been struggling to get any internet on my LAN interface and wonder if there is something I have overlooked?




Setup for intial testing as follows:


Spark Huawei HG659b modem (bridge mode) -> Quotom mini PC (4x Intel pro 1000) -> Windows PC (Ethernet)




I used for the LAN IP and enabled DHCP (


I can get to the webGUI and the WAN shows a green connection but I can't for the life of me get any internet on a PC connected to the LAN port.




I've also tried setting VLAN and PPoE based on AUS/UK posts I saw online but no luck. The usual modem settings don't quite translate to what I see in the PFsense admin.




Any advice would be much appreciated.

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  #2399128 16-Jan-2020 16:25
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Use vlan 10 pppoe.

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  #2400179 16-Jan-2020 19:10
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I'll give that a go.


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  #2400240 16-Jan-2020 20:15
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If the modem is bridged correctly you should be able to establish a PPPoE connection from your windows box if what I'm reading ( Image) is correct from the spark website providing the HG659 has the VLAN on the WAN interface then presenting an untagged interface to the ethernet port on the HG659.


If that is successful then it will just be some settings in the PF sense box. Have a look at the Netgate forums there is a wealth of information on those forums!



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